Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Espada the Deadbeat--Again
The Daily News reports that State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada still owes the Board of Elections over $13,000 -- after he has repeatedly promised to pay this debt. Apparently, last year Senate President Malcom Smith even threatened to take action against him unless he paid this debt, but to this day he remains the Senate Majority Leader. Accusations of stealing $14 million from his health care business, $20,000 of taxpayer funds spent on sushi, living outside his district, and owing thousands of dollars to the board of elections -- what does it take to get kicked out of a leadership position in the Senate?