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New Charges Filed Against Former Senator Espada and Son

Monday, March 28, 2011

New charges have been filed against former state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his son in their federal fraud case.

Prosecutors announced Monday that both men are now being charged with filing false tax returns in addition to their charges of funneling more than $500,000 from the Bronx health clinic.

The senior Espada founded Soundview Healthcare Center in 1978, and has been accused of using the funds to maintain a lavish lifestyle.

Espada, 57, and his son have pleaded not guilty, and jury selection will begin on September 12 in Brooklyn federal court.

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