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Retired politician Basil Paterson, father of New York Gov. David Paterson, waves at his son's swearing-in ceremony March 17, 2008 in Albany.  (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Basil Paterson, Father Of Former Gov. David Paterson, Influential NY Politician Dies At 87

The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York’s first black secretary of state. He was part of the influential “Gang of Four’.’

23 hours ago

NY Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (credit: CBS 2)

Pedro Espada, Son Plead Not Guilty To New Tax Fraud 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. In addition to theft and embezzlement charges, they were charged with tax evasion.

04/05/2011

NY Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (credit: CBS 2)

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.

03/29/2011

Former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (credit: AP Photo)

Ex-NY Sen. Espada Gets Fall Trial Date

At a brief court hearing, a Brooklyn judge scheduled jury selection for Sept. 12 in the case against Pedro Espada Jr. and his son, Pedro G. Espada.

03/05/2011

Former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. (credit: AP Photo)

Espada Father, Son Due In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing

A former New York state Senate Democratic leader and his son are due at a pre-trial hearing in New York City.

03/04/2011