Seabrook spends $20K on new office after fraud charges

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Indicted Bronx City Council member Larry Seabrook spent nearly $20,000 of taxpayer funds on a new district office last month, according to the Post. Seabrook, who was recently charged with extortion, fraud and money laundering, last month traded the office space on White Plains Road for which he paid $3,500 a month, for a pricier Boston Road space and new furnishings. The council member, whose staff said he needed to move because the old office cost too much to heat, continued to work out of the old space while having leased it to a non-profit organization that he also controls. The new office hasn’t opened yet, but Seabrook bought a 24-inch high-definition television and 10 acrylic nameplates for the place, which still needs close to $1,700 in air-conditioning and heating work, the Post reported. Seabrook and the non-profit group are both accused in the indictment of overcharging the city for rent. [Post]