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Flamboyantly Corrupt Ex-State Senator Pedro Espada Sentenced To 5 Years In 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 Sen. Pedro Espada: I Was Corrupt Because I Was Almost Molested

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Lawyer Explains Pedro Espada Was Corrupt Because He Was Almost Molested

Espada explains that almost being molested was a factor in his corruption. [ more › ]

Pedro Espada Finally Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

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 › ]

Pedro Espada Jr. Pleads Guilty, Andrew Cuomo Gloats

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 »

Thieving pol finally admits guilt

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

NEW YORK: Former Sen. Pedro Espada Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Pedro Espada Will Plead Guilty Everything Else Today

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 › ]

Judge Tells Espada and Lawyer They Are Stuck With Each Other

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.

Pedro Espada Is Just Really Committed To Doing His Thing

"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

Queens Democrat Malcolm Smith Considers Running For Mayor As Republican

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

Convicted Pedro Espada Jr. Wants You To Pay For His Lawyer

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 › ]

NY State Health Department Moves To Close Espada's Soundview Health Clinic

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

Espada's Legal Fees Being Paid By Health Clinic He Robbed, Sources Say

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

Feds Love Prosecuting Pedro Espada So Much They're Doing It Again!

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

Sympathy for the Devil

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 »

Juror Who Couldn't Convict Espada Works For JPMorgan Chase

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

Disgraced Former NY Sen. Pedro Espada Found Guilty On Embezzlement Charges

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

Espada convicted of 4 counts of theft

Pedro Espada Jr., the former New York state senate Democratic majority leader, was found guilty of stealing from nonprofit health clinics he runs in the Bronx. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn convicted Mr. Espada Monday of four counts of theft, while failing to reach a decision on other counts of theft and conspiracy. Show More Summary

Pedro Espada Jr. Found Guity on Four Counts

Wacky former state senator Pedro Espada Jr. was found guilty today on four counts of theft, each carrying a maximum of ten years in prison, and he still faces four more counts including fraud, theft, and conspiracy related to years of alleged wrongdoing at his Bronx health-care nonprofit Soundview. The ... More »

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