NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City councilman faces sentencing Tuesday after he was convicted of misdirecting hundreds of thousands of dollars for community projects to his girlfriend and family instead.
Larry Seabrook is scheduled to hear his fate after he was convicted of 9 of 12 counts in a trial last summer in Manhattan federal court. The conviction came a year after another jury deadlocked on fraud charges.
Prosecutors say the Bronx Democrat should get seven to nine years in prison. Before he was arrested, he also had served as a state assemblyman and a senator. He has continued to deny wrongdoing.
The government says Seabrook diverted money from 2002 through 2009 after directing more than $2 million of funds to nonprofit organizations that he controlled but weren't doing legitimate work.
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A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.