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Seabrook Jurors Wrap Fourth Day of Deliberations
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 12:52 PM
Jurors in Councilman Larry Seabrook's federal corruption trial completed its fourth day in deliberations Wednesday after asking for more transcripts of testimony from a half dozen witnesses — including the embattled politician's former girlfriend.
The jury requested transcripts from former girlfriend Gloria Jones-Grant, who was also the executive directors for the non-profits that Seabrook allegedly used as fronts to steal more than a million dollars in City Council grant funds.
During Jone-Grant's cross examination she testified she was under a doctor's care for early-onset dementia.
In both her direct examination by federal prosecutors and in her answers to the defense team's questions Jones-Grant's testimony was often halting and inconsistent.