Soundview Health Clinic
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.
Hours after jurors reached a partial verdict in the federal fraud case against former Bronx senator Pedro Espada Jr., the judge declared a mistrial in the remaining conspiracy and tax fraud counts against the politician and in all counts against his son.
Another week has come and gone and there is still no verdict in the embezzlement trial of former New York senator Pedro Espada. And as CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has observed, the trial is getting weirder by the moment.
Espada is accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from the Soundview Health Clinic in the Bronx, which Espada founded.
Six of the 12 jurors sent a note to the judge Wednesday saying one of the jurors decided within the first 10 minutes of their meeting that he or she would not deliberate.
A deadlocked jury has delayed a verdict in the federal fraud case against former Bronx senator Pedro Espada. As he awaited his fate earlier Wednesday, an angry Espada went off on Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Former senator Pedro Espada went on trial Wednesday nearly three years after CBS 2 began a series of exposes about his political career and the operation of his Bronx health clinic.
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.
Senator Pedro Espada is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and by the state attorney general. But it’s a different kind of suit that may actually get the embattled lawmaker into court.