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One More For The Pedro Espada Files: Tax Evasion
New York Daily News
by Celeste Katz
January 7, 2011


Former state senator Pedro Espada, Jr. will be socked with a new indictment charging him with tax evasion, a federal prosecutor said today. Our John Marzulli reports:

Espada and his son Pedro G. Espada were charged last month with looting over $500,000 from non-profit health clinics in the Bronx for personal expenses including tickets to Broadway shows and sports events, dinners and a luxury car.

Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Colleen Kavanagh said the government expects to file a new indictment in the next four to six weeks charging father and son with tax violations relating to the plundered funds.

Kavanagh said no plea deal has been extended to the Espadas.

"I don't anticipate the case will be resolved short of trial," she said

Outside court, defense lawyer Susan Necheles said the tax charges were expected and suggested the government had rushed to get out the first indictment so Espada could be arrested while he was still in office.

Necheles said he wasn't interested in a plea offer.

"They could offer an apology," she said.

Federal prosecutors have turned over hundreds of thousands of documents seized from the Soundview Healthcare Network during the investigation that was started by then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and completed by Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.

Federal Judge Frederic Block - who called the former senate majority leader "Mr. Estrada" - tentatively scheduled the trial for sometime this fall.

Espada Jr., who was ousted from office in the last election by disgusted voters, was asked how he's keeping himself busy these days.

"I've been devoting my time to my family, my business and staying in shape in the winter," he said.

Espada Thuggery

Why is Pedro Espada and his in-house thug Norreida Reyes trying to shut down this site? Many Democrats won't acknowledge that Espada is more like them than they would like to admit.

Was Espada's use of government staff in an effort to shut down this web site illegal?

Espada's staff has a problem with the site

Espada's intimidation continues

Espada's cronies confused

ISP Responds to Espada and Norreida Reyes attempt to quash Free Speech

This Doesn't pass the Giggle Test: She calls this site "hate speech"

And with that, we haven't heard a peep from Espada or Ms. Reyes for many months. Perhaps more pressing issues took precedence, like keeping her job now that Pedro Espada is headed to obscurity.

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