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Indicted council member to get $350 K

Indicted Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook, whose corruption case ended in mistrial, will be allowed to distribute more than $350,000 in taxpayer money to community groups in his district, thanks to Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

According to the New York Post, Quinn, who is expected to run for mayor, approved the release of the funds to Seabrook, who was indicted for misusing $1.2 million in city funds from 2002 to 2009.

Quinn defended her decision saying checks and balances are now in place to prevent misappropriation of funds.

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Grand Jury indicts 17 cops in ticket-fixing scandal, NY Daily News

Seventeen New York police officers were indicted by a grand jury in the Bronx yesterday, reported the New York Daily News.

The investigation, which included a number of union delegates, had gone on for two years, focusing mainly on the largest police union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. Though the probe involved more than 500 officers, the 17 accused will face arraignments next week for perjury, bribery, obstruction, grand larceny and official misconduct. More details should be available after the arraignments, reports the Daily News.

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