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Former NY State Senator Espada Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Friday, October 12, 2012

Former Democratic New York State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. pleaded guilty to tax fraud in Brooklyn federal court on Friday. 

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Espada's Soundview Clinic to Open With New Management

Monday, July 09, 2012

A network of health clinics that largely serves low-income New Yorkers is poised to take over the South Bronx healthcare system founded by former state Senator Pedro Espada, who was convicted earlier this year of stealing money from the facility.

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The Empire

This Week in Politics: Presidential Visit, Polls and Pedro Espada

Friday, May 11, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch New Yorkers.

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No Verdict as Jurors Wrap 10th Day of Deliberations in Espada Trial

Friday, May 11, 2012

Jurors in the corruption trial of  Pedro Espada Jr. has concluded a second full week of deliberation without delivering a verdict.

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Trying to Reach Partial Verdict, Espada Jury Continues Deliberations

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A day after declaring themselves deadlocked, jurors in the Pedro Espada, Jr. corruption case were back deliberating for a ninth day — asking the court for articles of evidence and requesting the judge clarify how voting might work for a partial verdict.

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Deadlocked Jury May Lead to Mistrial in Espada Corruption Case

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The jury in the federal corruption trial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will head back to court Thursday for one last try at reaching an agreement on any of the charges facing Espada and his son, Pedro G. Espada. The jurors sent a note to the judge on Wednesday saying they "could not arrive at a unanimous decision concerning the defendants."

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Timeline | Pedro Espada's Long Dance with the Law

Monday, May 07, 2012

Former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada is currently facing charges that he looted around a half million dollars from the nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network, but it is far from the first time the politician has had brushes with the law. WNYC created an interactive look back at Espada's fraught history with the rules dating back to 2000.

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'Hostile' Jury Deliberations Continue in Espada Trial

Friday, May 04, 2012

A tense jury continues to deliberate in the corruption trial of former state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. who is accused of siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charitable health clinic for his personal gain.

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While Espada Awaits Verdict, Soundview Struggles to Stay Open

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Reports of the demise of the nonprofit health clinics founded by ex-state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. are premature, a spokeswoman for the clinic told WNYC on Thursday.

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Note Indicates Clashes Among Jurors in Espada Corruption Trial

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Arguing among the jurors deliberating on federal corruption trial of former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada has escalated to the point where the judge in the case has decided to speak with one of the jurors, court house sources confirm.

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Former Albany Power Player Remains Upbeat As His Case Goes To Jury

Monday, April 30, 2012

The jury in the federal corruption trial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada and his son began deliberations on Monday. 

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New Charges for ex-NY Senator, Son

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A former New York state senator and his son are facing new charges in their federal corruption case.

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NY commission says Former State Sen. Espada Improperly Hired Uncle

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A state ethics panel has found "reasonable cause" to believe former state Sen. Pedro Espada, already facing federal prosecution on public corruption charges, broke New York law by hiring an uncle for his Senate staff.

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Former Soundview Health Patients Scramble to Find Coverage

Friday, August 12, 2011

The New York State Department of Health is planning to drop Soundview Health Network from its Medicaid program. The move will leave many of the Bronx patients it serves looking for alternatives.

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Espada's Clinic Cut From Medicaid Reimbursement

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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The New York State Department of Health has ended Medicaid participation for the Bronx clinic founded and run by former state Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.

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State Mulls Closing Clinic Run by Embattled Ex-Senator Espada

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

State officials will decide in the coming days whether to revoke the Medicaid license of the Soundview Health Center, the South Bronx clinic run by embattled former Senator Pedro Espada. 

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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.

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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.

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Ex-State Senator Espada and Son Get Fall Trial Date

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ex-state Senator Pedro Espada Jr., from the Bronx, and his son Pedro G. Espada appeared in Brooklyn federal court Friday on charges of embezzling more than $500,000 from their federally funded Bronx health clinic.

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The Empire

'the demons inside our our party'

Friday, January 14, 2011

The New York State Senate Chambers. (MMR Dad's Flickr photostream)

If can get around the paywall, or cough up a $1 for The Chief-Leader, State Senator Diane Savino's comments about defecting from the Democratic Caucus are worth checking out.

"We're never going to regain the trust of the voters unless we confront the demons inside our party," she tells the paper. The comment comes afte a lengthy description of how Democrats lured back into their fold two other Democrats, Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate, who proved to be more troublesome in the long-run.

She goes on to say Minority Leader John Sampson was too eager to strike a deal with fellow Democrats in the other chamber, rather than reach across the aisle in his own.

"Time and again they capitulated to the demands of the Assembly…when we know that the future of the Senate for Democrats is in the suburbs," said Savino.

Sampson has his own perspective on why Savino and three other colleagues defected.

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