Espada’s attempt to appeal his conviction and five-year sentence for embezzling money from Soundview was rejected Monday.
Former state Sen. Pedro Espada is having a hard time inside a new maximum-security prison.
Judgment day has arrived for disgraced State Senator Pedro Espada, who was convicted last May of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit health care network he founded in the Bronx. He was sentenced to five years in prison today. Show More Summary
Former NY state Sen. Pedro Espada faces a possible 43 year prison sentence on corruption charges. His lawyer has filed a plea for leniency that includes a claim that Espada was almost molested by a man when he was a child. Via Gothamist:...Show More Summary
Espada explains that almost being molested was a factor in his corruption. [ more › ]
As promised, former NY State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada pleaded guilty to tax evasion yesterday and got a whole slew of other charges dismissed in exchange for agreeing not to appeal his theft conviction from earlier this year. [ more › ]
Five months after a jury convicted the former State Senate powerbroker (and Four Amigos alumnus) on four counts of theft, Pedro Espada Jr. stood in Brooklyn federal court yesterday and pled guilty to one charge of tax evasion. "Yes, Your Honor, I accept responsibility," he said, although he didn't apologize for ... More »
Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to tax fraud related to his theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Bronx-based health clinics he help found. Mr. Espada's son, Pedro Gautier Espada,...Show More Summary
All that rosary-waving and Catholic voodoo failed former New York state Sen. Pedro Espada today when he finally pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts of tax fraud related to the government-funded health clinics his family operated. Show More Summary
After being convicted of four counts of theft earlier this year, former NY State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada will plead guilty to all the other charges today. Which means you won't have to pay for his lawyer! [ more › ]
A federal judge rejected requests from former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his lawyer in a tax evasion case to dissolve their relationship before a trial next month.
"It was no surprise when the Soundview Healthcare Network in the Bronx began to liquidate its assets this summer. After all, its founder and chief executive, Pedro Espada Jr., the bombastic former state legislator, had been convicted...Show More Summary
State Senator Malcolm Smith once led the Democratic majority in Albany—until two fellow Democrats—Pedro Espada Jr. and Hiram Monserrate—decided to defect and join the Republicans in 2009, sending the Senate into confusion and even more gridlock than usual. Show More Summary
Now that he's been found guilty of four counts of theft—for basically stealing taxpayer money to pay for a lavish lifestyle— former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is having a rough time of it. See, he claims he can't afford a lawyer to represent him in his next trial... so he wants the public to pay for a lawyer. [ more › ]
The taxpayer-funded Bronx health clinic robbed of hundreds of thousands of dollars by ex-State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is hanging by a thread. Soundview has provided low-cost health care to thousands of South Bronx residents for years, but since Espada and his son Pedro G. Show More Summary
As we noted yesterday, the network of Bronx health clinics pillaged by disgraced ex-State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. are struggling to stay afloat. Since Espada was indicted and put on trial for embezzlement, the non-profit has had to...Show More Summary
We were worried there for a minute that convicted thief Pedro Espada, Jr. would quickly fade from the public consciousness now that his embezzlement trial is over, taking his crucifix and conspiracy theories with him. But have no fear—the...Show More Summary
So Pedro Espada is now officially a felon. Yet I can’t help but admit to mixed feelings about the man. Espada’s network of clinics provided pretty good health care in chronically underserved Bronx neighborhoods. That he used money that could have gone to patient care to enrich his family and ... More »
The most obstinate holdout juror who, despite mountains of evidence, found Pedro Espada, Jr. not guilty of embezzlement just so happens to work for JP Morgan Chase, which, you may recall, has been in the news recently for its own shady financial activity. Show More Summary
Waving a rosary to ward off "evil spirits" proved useless for former New York Sen. Pedro Espada, who was today found guilty of embezzling over $500,000 from the Bronx health clinic he managed. Espada sat stone-faced when he was found guilty of ripping off the clinic. Show More Summary