The president of a powerful New York City corrections union was arrested by FBI agents Wednesday morning at his Bronx home. Investigators said Norman Seabrook received tens of thousands of dollars in kickbacks connected to his union’s pension-fund investments. The former head of that fund was also arrested. Seabrook is the leader of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. His arrest comes as prosecutors are focusing on what was said to be a cash-for-favors scheme that allegedly involved the New York Police Department and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraisers. All have denied wrongdoing.
Seabrook will be suspended in the meantime, BuzzFeed reports.