NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The federal judge in former New York State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.’s upcoming tax evasion trial has warned prosecutors against causing any more delays in the case.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley also ordered prosecutors to cut down the number of people on the witness list.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
The trial is set to begin on Nov. 5.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
Espada was convicted last month of misusing public funds meant to help poor patients at Bronx health clinics that he controlled.
The tax case is separate. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that he failed to pay taxes on money he looted from the clinics.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
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