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Key Witness in Seabrook Corruption Trial Says She Suffers From Dementia

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One of the government's key witnesses in the federal corruption trial of Councilman Larry Seabrook admitted under cross examination Tuesday that she has been under the care of a physician for the early stages of dementia.

The witness, 71-year-old Gloria Jones-Grant, was Seabrook's former girlfriend and executive director of the three non-profits Seabrook allegedly used to pocket more than a $1 million in earmarked City Council discretionary funds. 

Jones-Grant was granted federal immunity from prosecution from the government in exchange for her testimony, which has been halting and contradictory.

Seabrook's lead attorney Ed Wilford asked Jones-Grant if she had advised the government of her diagnosis during her meeting with federal investigators in the fall. She said she had not.

Throughout the morning Jones-Grant testified that cash she had passed on to Seabrook from consultant contracts he had helped her get were not nefarious but installments on an $18,000 personal loan from Seabrook.

Under re-direct by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Wible Jones-Grant said she had spoken with Seabrook three weeks ago.

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Comments [1]

Norton from Nutley, NJ

If she can't testify for the prosecution; than her immunity should be thrown out.

Try her along with Larry Seabrook!

We have to start throwing the book at these crooked politicians. If they are found guilty; than seize all of their assets not to mention take away their pensions and other public benefits! There needs to be some real disincentives to be a crooked politician... No more country club prison time and keeping all their benefits after they get out.

Nov. 29 2011 03:45 PM

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