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Records Show Espada Was Senate's Biggest Spender

Saturday, August 06, 2011

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.

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Comments [2]

phil ramos from brentwood ny

well he'e going away for along time becaues he got greedy and sloppy me i am too cool to get caught. Phil

May. 05 2012 11:20 AM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Well, he confirmed he's a fraud!

When he had the nerve to go onto the Brian Lehrer show and say "wait and see how I vindicate my name...blah, blah, blah". He was shot down by listeners as a liar.

Here's the proof.

Mr. Espada, enjoy the other part of your life--I hope it includes some jail time.

Aug. 07 2011 08:39 PM

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