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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Justice Finally Catches Up With Espada
Pedro Espada (left) and his son
Former Senator Pedro Espada, a poster child for political corruption for years, has finally been brought to justice. He was found guilty of four counts of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the healthcare center he founded in the Bronx. The New York Post reports that the government will move forward with retrying him on additional charges. The jury deadlocked on those charges, so this saga will continue for Espada and his son. This is another sad story of betrayal and greed, but most Bronxities saw this one coming for years.