The Espadas were accused of cheating on their taxes, as well as stealing more than $500,000 from their health clinic in the Bronx.READ MORE: Work Now Underway To Turn Pier 42 Into Public Park
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.READ MORE: Teen Sisters On Long Island Recognized For Helping Seniors Schedule COVID Vaccine Appointments
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.MORE NEWS: Brooklyn Man Arrested, Charged With Sexually Abusing Teenage Girl
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