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NYC Jail Union Boss Asks to Serve Time at Home Amid Pandemic

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A convicted former union boss for New York City corrections officers wants to serve his 58-month prison term at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawyers for Norman Seabrook said in a court filing last week that he’s at “acute risk” of becoming infected because he has pulmonary disease.

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

The 60-year-old Seabrook once ran the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. It is the nation’s largest municipal jail guard union. He was convicted in 2018 of accepting bribes to funnel union money to a risky hedge fund.