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New York State Senator Thomas W. Libous (center, facing camera). (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Upstate GOP State Senator Indicted For Allegedly Lying To FBI About Job For Son

A leading Republican New York state senator from upstate has been indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI about arranging a law firm job and an inflated salary for his son.

07/01/2014

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’.’

04/17/2014

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