Ex-correction union boss Norman Seabrook accused of corruption asks judge if he can go to Disney World
Indicted former correction union boss Norman Seabrook is going to Disney World.
Seabrook, who’s awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, has asked Manhattan Federal Judge Andrew Carter to let him travel to Orlando from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 for a lavish Disney vacation.
Seabrook and his wife plan on staying at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, a bail modification request filed on Monday says.
He needs the judge’s permission because he’s not allowed to leave the state while he’s out on bail.
The “Victorian-style” hotel bills itself as “inspired by historic Saratoga Springs-a late-1800s’ New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing…” according to the resort’s website.
The hotel sits between golf greens and a “shimmering” lake, and the Seabrooks can have their choice of “stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, dazzling pools and a spa,” the site says. Rooms for the dates he’s hoping to travel start at $327 a night.
Federal prosecutors don’t object to Seabrook’s request, the brief document notes.
Asked about the proposed trip, Seabrook’s lawyer, Paul Shechtman, said, “This must be a slow news day.”
Seabrook, 56, stands accused of diverting $20 million in Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association pension money to a sketchy hedge fund in exchange for cash.
He also accepted lavish trips in relation to the alleged pension scheme, prosecutors maintain.
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