Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Espada and Son Plead Not-Guilty
Former State Senator Pedro Espada and his son Pedro G. Espada pleaded not guilty today to new charges accusing them of tax evasion. They are charged with filing bogus tax returns for hundreds of thousands of dollars in business expenses for a community development company they ran. Last December they were charged with embezzling $500,000 from the health care clinic they ran to pay for Broadway shows, sporting events and meals. This is some family business.