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NY senator charged with embezzling from his clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. – Pedro Espada Jr. has been at the center of two of the most tumultuous years the two-century-old New York Senate has ever seen.

Now, the bold and charismatic Bronx Democrat who plied his way from freshman to majority leader in six months stands accused of embezzling state grants he directed to his Bronx health clinic in some New York's poorest neighborhoods to pay for a cool car and a hot night life.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday indicted the 57-year-old state senator and his son, Pedro Gautier Espada, 37, on six charges stemming from the activities involving the Comprehensive Community Development Corp., a federally funded not-for-profit in the Bronx known as Soundview. They are accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from clinic the senator founded for lavish spending, including a down payment on a $125,000 Bentley and $14,000 in tickets for sports and shows.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101215/ap_on_re_us/us_senator_indicted

 

douche!

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 2:55 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What a dick.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:06 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • OP you know it is only bad when a Republican does it!! jk

    I think he should be kicked out, lose benefits and go to jail.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:58 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Nice, run him out on a rail.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 3:23 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • OP you know it is only bad when a Republican does it!! jk


    apparently not, according to you only dems do it.


    I think any elected official that gets convicted should get twice the time..as they violated the trust of the people

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:35 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • OP you know it is only bad when a Republican does it!! jk

    I think he should be kicked out, lose benefits and go to jail.


    Answer by yourspecialkid 18 minutes ago


    This^^^^ What a douchebag.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • He only wanted to get his fair share while he was "helping" the downtrodden.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 3:41 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Nothing new.. Fraud, embezzlement , lies and hypocrisy are not new to either party .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 6:40 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • People do this crap all the time.

    Savage, grow up!
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 7:12 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • im glad they got caught, there are more like that
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 4:14 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • A Dim, what a surprise!

    SavageGrl

    Answer by SavageGrl at 5:46 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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