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
We've known that former Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada loves to (allegedly) eat $100,000 in meals by using public money from his publicly-funded health clinic, Soundview Health Clinic. Last month, federal prosecutors said that Espada...Show More Summary
The Soundview Health Clinic run by former State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. was running low on medical supplies while the disgraced Bronxchester politician spent over $500,000 of Soundview money to pay for his lavish lifestyle, a former clinic employee testified yesterday. Show More Summary
FORMER STATE SEN. Pedro Espada Jr.'s Bronx health clinic was a patronage mill stocked with family members and cronies, a former official there testified Thursday.
Last we checked in on deposed Bronxchester State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., he was using his downtime since being voted out of power to fight charges that he embezzled more than half a million dollars from Soundview Health Care, the Bronx nonprofit health care network he founded. Show More Summary
Pedro Espada is already facing federal theft and embezzlement charges over his use of funds meant for his Soundview Health Clinics in the Bronx, but the feds didn't stop there. He's been indicted for several tax counts and misapplication of federal funds, as well as further conspiracy to commit theft and embezzlement charges. Show More Summary
State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr., already accused of looting $14 million from his Soundview Health Clinic non-profit and running a fake labor certification program with his son, is also facing investigations over potential Medicaid fraud. Show More Summary
Espada pulls off his microphone and says, "I've had it," before storming off the set of CBS 2's "Eye On New York" on April 23rd. An anonymous whistleblower is dishing more dirt on Senator Pedro Espada's non-profit Soundview health clinics, which are at the center of two lawsuits by the Attorney General, as well as investigations by the FBI and IRS. Show More Summary
Also in the Morning Buzz: Albany's politicians wage a diet campaign; a look at Espada's Soundview Health Center; and more regional news.
After yesterday's surprise raid of Pedro Espada's Soundview Health Clinic, law-enforcement sources told the Post the State Senate majority leader would likely be indicted on multiple federal charges "in as soon as a month." [NYP] Read more posts by Chris RovzarFiled Under: oh albany!, courts, pedro espada, politics, state senate
Espada. Just a day after state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed suit against State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada for "looting" his taxpayer-backed Soundview Health Clinic for more than $14 million to fund his own lavish lifestyle, state and federal authorities appeared at the facility with criminal search warrants. Show More Summary
The NY Post is reporting that AG Cuomo is going after State Senator Pedro Espada for wrongdoing alleged by the senator's Soundview Health Clinic: "Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said yesterday he has found "extensive evidence" of wrongdoing...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's non-profit (but profitable enough for him to have been paid $460,000 in 2007) Soundview Health Network remains a source of questions from state officials. Earlier this summer, the NY State Comptroller's...Show More Summary
After revelations that State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.'s non-profit Soundview Health Clinic owed about $347,000 in back taxes, the State Comptroller's office revoked a $3 million payment to Soundview. The Times Union reports that Espada,...Show More Summary
Ruben Diaz Jr. is about to introduce legislation to protect local supermarkets. He is concerned with the impact that the spate of supermarket closings, and the threatened closure of the Key Food in Soundview, will have on the healthShow More Summary
As El Diario is reporting this morning, a battle royal is shaping up in the Bronx over Vornado'e attempt to evict the local Key Food supermarket, and the fight is over the threat to the health of the community: "Una nueva lucha empieza...Show More Summary