As we told you it looked like Larry Seabrook was going to get off with only "A slap on the wrist", but Seabrook's trial ended in a hung jury. The 8 women, 4 man jury became deadlocked on all counts and could not come up with even one verdict. This means that Councilman Larry Seabrook is now a free man until U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara re-tries him which the U.S. Attornet has said he will do.
Seabrook was indicted on 12 counts of soliciting bribes, money laundering, and fraud. Many were expecting that Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg would be called to testify by Councilman Seabrooks defense team.
That's now two cases in a row that U.S. Attorney Bharara has not won, but it appears that the U.S. Attorney may get Assemblyman Boyland (the first) on other charges. We will have to wait to see the second case against Larry Seabrook if it does come about. This decision has to be only good news for former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. next up for Bharara.