NYC jail union boss asks to serve time at home amid pandemic

A convicted former union boss for New York City corrections officers wants to serve his nearly five-year prison term at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawyers for Norman Seabrook said in a court filing last week that he is at “acute risk” of becoming infected because he has pulmonary disease. They say an alternative would be to delay his Dec. 29 surrender date until the spring, when there’s a chance he could get a vaccine.

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment Saturday.

Seabrook, 60, once ran the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, the nation’s largest municipal jail guard union.

He was convicted at a 2018 trial after prosecutors said he accepted $60,000 in cash bribes in 2014 to funnel $20 million in union funds to a risky hedge fund. He was sentenced to 58 months in prison.

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