Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook is a target of several probes of financial abuse at the City Council, it was reported today.
Non-profit organizations financed by Seabrook are being probed by both federal investigators and the Department of Investigation, according to the New York Times.
One of those non-profits, the Bronx African-American Chamber of Commerce, was blocked from receiving nearly $1 million in funding that Seabrook had requested for it, the Voice reported last week. The organization is located in Seabrook’s White Plains Road district office and would not produce tax records upon request.
Seabrook and other Council Members have come under fire in recent weeks for funneling taxpayer dollars into suspicious organizations with ties to their friends and families. Such funding, known as “member items,” is handed out at the council members’ request with little, if any, City Council oversight.