Records Show Espada Was Senate's Biggest Spender

Records show that scandal-plagued Pedro Espada, Jr. went on a taxpayer-funded spending spree in his final three months as a state Senator from the Bronx last year.

A Senate report released Friday said Espada lavished almost $750,000 dollars on staff salaries and other expenses during that time, more than any other Senator spent during that reporting period.

Espada lost re-election after being accused of embezzling money from the non-profit Soundview Healthcare Network. He was eventually indicted.

Espada has not returned a message WNYC placed to his cell phone.