The once-influential politician was convicted previously in a separate case alleging he looted more than $500,000 from taxpayer-subsidized health clinics in the Bronx.
Former State Sen. Pedro Espada can stay out of jail — for now.
The Christmas decorations were still up at former New York senator Pedro Espada’s Mamaroneck home on Tuesday, but there was no celebrating going on, or talking for that matter.
There was an unusual plea for leniency Thursday from a former Brooklyn senator being sentenced on corruption charges. Carl Kruger said he may have taken bribes, but he’s not as corrupt as other Albany politicians. The judge, as it turned out, didn’t agree.
In a letter to Soundview’s chairman, health officials say Comprehensive Community Development Corp., also known as Soundview, has no compliance program as required to verify claims and costs. It will revoke Medicaid eligibility Sept. 12.
Former New York senator Pedro Espada, who is accused of looting his clinic’s federal funds, drew cheers of support from patients Tuesday as he assured them Soundview Health Clinics is not closing or losing its Medicaid license.
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.
The Espadas were accused of cheating on their taxes, as well as stealing more than $500,000 from their health clinic in the Bronx.
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.
A former New York state Senate Democratic leader and his son are due at a pre-trial hearing in New York City.
Pedro Espada Jr. was a free man Wednesday night. The embattled state senator and his son pleaded not guilty to accusations they looted a Bronx health clinic to live high on the hog.
Paladino spoke with 1010 WINS Wednesday and said his primary victory was a message from New Yorkers that they weren’t going to take politics as usual anymore.
Bronx Sen. Pedro Espada’s election loss is actually a gain for federal prosecutors because, sources say, it makes it a whole lot easier and a whole lot quicker to indict him.
Primary Day in New York was full of surprises.
Voters have given embattled Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel another chance even though he faces more than a dozen ethics charges in Congress.
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