Ex-NY Democrat Leader Espada Faces New Charges
The Espadas were accused of cheating on their taxes, as well as stealing more than $500,000 from their health clinic in the Bronx.
Both men have pleaded not guilty.
At a brief court hearing on March 4, a Brooklyn judge scheduled jury selection for Sept. 12. An indictment charges them with embezzling more than $500,000 from their federally funded Bronx health clinic.
Prosecutors said the senator used the funds to splurge on expensive meals and pony rides for a family birthday party.
The Espadas were free on $750,000 bail.
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