Espada Charged With Stealing From Nonprofit

New York Times
by William K. Rashbaum
December 14, 2010

Pedro Espada Jr., the outgoing State Senate majority leader who was defeated in the September Democratic primary as scandal swirled around him, was indicted along with his son on Tuesday on charges that they embezzled more than $500,000 from the nonprofit health care network they operated in the Bronx.

Indictment: Nonprofit paid for ghostwriter, pony rides

Times Union
December 14, 2010
by Rick Karlin

Andrew Cuomo really is looking to wrap up business before he heads to the second floor: The governor-elect and the feds have indicted Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada for stealing from the Bronx health clinics he started and still operates.

Espada & Son were both charged with five counts of embezzlement and one count of conspiracy, carrying jail terms of 10 years apiece and five years, respectively.

Defeated Sen. Pedro Espada keeping an awfully low profile during last days in Albany

New York Daily News
by Bob Kappstatter
December 14, 2010

Where's Pedro?

Defeated state Sen. Pedro Espada is keeping an awfully low profile these days.

He was a no-show at the last two Albany sessions. But he'll be gone anyway after Jan. 2 when Gustavo Rivera, who trounced him 2-1, is sworn in to take over the west Bronx seat.

Oh, This Is Good: State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr. Calls For Reform!

New York Daily News
by Celeste Katz

After dropping off the radar screen for awhile, as our Bob Kappstatter wrote in his column today, Senate Majority Conference Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. is back -- and he's got a big fat report for you.

The man who put the "in" in investigation, courtesy of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and the feds, is sending out a warning: Albany needs to be cleaned up.

Here's the start of the statement I just got:

Espada exits with a whisper

Times Union
by Casey Seiler
December 13, 2010

As often happens with the people who loom large over a few chapters of your life -- bosses, girlfriends, prison guards -- I never really got closure with Pedro Espada Jr.

I was hoping to find it on Tuesday, when the state Senate convened to effectively switch off the machines that had been keeping New York City Off-Track Betting alive for the past few months.

Espada still drawing healthy salary

New York Post
by Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
December 12, 2010

It's business as usual at Pedro Espada's scandal-plagued Bronx health-care centers.

The state senator, soon to be out of office, is still drawing his $287,000-a-year salary and perks likely to total tens of thousands more, a source said.

Espada in Hiding

Apparently Pedro Espada isn't come out to play, even during Governor Paterson's convening of the Senate on November 29. According to the New York Times:

"One Senate Democrat did not show up in Albany for the session: Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx, who cited a family emergency. Mr. Espada, who lost a Democratic primary in September, is under state and federal investigation in connection with a nonprofit health clinic he founded."

Old Habits Die Hard For Pedro Espada

New York Daily News
by Celeste Katz

Losing an election hasn’t reformed outgoing state Sen. Pedro Espada’s ways - at least when it comes to making timely disclosures with the Board of Elections, finds our Glenn Blain.

A check of the state Board of Elections website today showed that Espada failed to file his post-primary financial statement, which was due at the board on Sept. 24th.

Espada's Legacy

Beaten Pedro 'stiffed' staff

New York Post
by Candice M. Giove
October 3, 2010

Supporting a scandal-scarred state senator just doesn't pay -- literally.

State Sen. Pedro Espada's campaign canvasser, Jose Olivero, says the legislator is giving him and other workers the runaround for their recompense.

"We went out and did the work," Olivero told The Post. "We still haven't gotten paid."

The embattled Democratic lawmaker, under investigation for misusing funds, lost the Sept. 14 primary to Gustavo Rivera.

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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