pedro espada jr http://wamc.org en Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills http://wamc.org/post/senate-democrats-more-reasons-ever-adopt-reform-bills <p>New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures. Tue, 06 May 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 89833 at http://wamc.org Senate Democrats: More Reasons Than Ever To Adopt Reform Bills Ex-NY Sen. Espada gets 5 years in prison http://wamc.org/post/ex-ny-sen-espada-gets-5-years-prison <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. will spend five years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges.<br><br>Espada was sentenced Friday in Brooklyn.<br><br>The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:36:57 +0000 Associated Press 67050 at http://wamc.org Ex-NY Sen. Espada gets 5 years in prison Ex-NY Senator Espada Found Guilty of Embezzlement http://wamc.org/post/ex-ny-senator-espada-found-guilty-embezzlement <p>Former New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. has been found guilty of embezzlement charges. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas has more&hellip;</p><p>A jury delivered the partial verdict Monday in federal court in Brooklyn.&nbsp; It was the 11th day of often tumultuous deliberations. The jury is still deliberating on charges against Espada&#39;s son and on four remaining counts against him.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 11:59:54 +0000 Dave Lucas 38986 at http://wamc.org Ex-NY Senator Espada Found Guilty of Embezzlement Six Weeks Later, Trial Winds Down for Former NY Politician http://wamc.org/post/six-weeks-later-trial-winds-down-former-ny-politician <p>After nearly six weeks, the trial of former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is winding down.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Dave Lucas reports...</p><p>Espada is standing trial in Brooklyn federal court. He&#39;s charged with looting around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network.</p><p>Espada founded the network in the 1970s. Prosecutors say he created a sham cleaning company that overcharged the not-for-profit so he could take money whenever he wanted.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:52:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 37663 at http://wamc.org Six Weeks Later, Trial Winds Down for Former NY Politician