The jury in the Councilman Larry Seabrook federal corruption trial cannot reach consensus on any of the 12 counts against the embattled former Assemblyman and state Senator, they told a judge in Manhattan federal court Monday.
"After much discussion we are unable to reach a consensus on any individual count," wrote jury foreman Frank DeBrino on behalf of the panel. "Neither side was unable to persuade each other to a verdict."
Seabrok is facing 12 counts of accepting corrupt payments, money laundering and fraud.
Judge Robert Patterson called the jurors in and gave them a pep talk reminding them that they have only been deliberating a day and half. He told them to redouble their efforts and "give another review of the evidence."
Last Friday, jurors informed the court they were unable to reach a verdict on the first count which involves allegations that Seabrook solicited $50,000 dollars from a Bronx contractor who was prosecutors say was looking to get work from the construction of the new Yankee stadium.