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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. 

48 comments:

  1. Say it ain't so ! ... An ex-state legislator convicted of stealing from a federally funded nonprofit health-care network he founded!

    He's a piece of shit.

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    1. They are just vermin.

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  2. As Anonymous July 28, 2010 10:16 AM wrote: "I've been telling all my NY friends to expect that Espada will still be in office (sadly) come 2011. The Bronx Dem leaders, including Dinowitz, will support their boy no matter how dirty he is. They let Espada terrorize them by switching party allegiance and now they need him in the fold for his 32nd vote. Doesn't matter that in a club of low lifes he is the worst. Hopefully, the Feds will get Espada, then we'll hear from Dinowitz how bad he was."

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    1. Yup, I remember that Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, in his nominal post of Bronx party chair, was so very careful to delay, delay, delay and not do a damn thing against Mr. Espada while the Democrats needed votes in the State Senate. A profile in courage Mr. Dinowitz ain't!

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    2. creatures of the system!!!

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    3. Sleazy does it

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    4. The Bronx Democrats act NOW like they were always skittish about Pedro Espada, but for much of his time in office there was a deep reservoir of support for him from his colleagues and you did not hear them voicing disapproval of him.

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    5. These politicians can't seem to help doing dumb things and feeling no responsibility to other people.

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    6. shit dressed up to manipulate your minds

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    7. good riddance

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  3. This is the kind of scum that Bronx Dems have supported and tolerated for way too long.

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    1. So if anyone wants to thank the Bronx Democrats for years and years of this disgusting crap, please send your cards and letters to the following address:

      THE BRONX DEMOCRATIC COUNTY COMMITTEE
      1640 Eastchester Road
      Bronx, New York 10461

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    2. What a sad, sad bunch of Democrats, but if you all don't vote in any meaningful numbers then that's what you get ... the bottom of the barrel ... dumb selfish scum.

      So in local politics, let's face it: until you voters prove otherwise, that pure scum is exactly what you deserve.

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    3. Yes, in addition to Daddy Espada and Baby Espada, the Bronx Democratic County Committee deserves much of the blame.

      The Bronx Democratic County Committee is just the formal name for a local collection of weasels (as in sneaky, evasive, equivocating and treacherous politicians).

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    4. Here's the list of pinheads who run the Bronx Democratic County Committee:

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      Carl E. Heastie, Chairman, Executive Committee

      Jeffrey E. Dinowitz, Chairman, County Committee

      Annabel Palma, Secretary

      Michael Benedetto, Treasurer

      Helen D. Foster, 1st Vice-Chairwoman

      Lewis Goldstein, Vice-Chairman

      Joel R. Rivera, Vice-Chairman

      Sylvia Lask, Vice-Chairwoman

      Marcella Brown, Vice-Chairwoman

      Venancio Catala, Parliamentarian

      Howard Vargas, Counsel

      Hector Ramirez, Sergeant-at-Arms

      Ischia Bravo, Executive Director

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    5. Each more obscure than the one before.

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    6. I think they have a higher felony conviction rate than the general population.

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    7. Sneaky? Evasive? Equivocating? ... You forgot to add MIND-NUMBINGLY STUPID.

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    8. Bronx + Democratic + County + Committee
      = Bad Judgment and Ineptitude

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    9. weasel soup

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    10. Oh, come on now ... Do any of you honestly think that the Richmond County Democratic Committee in Staten Island (John Gulino, chairman) is any better?? Or how about the Kings County Democratic Committee in Brooklyn (Vito Lopez, chairman !!!!!) ????

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    11. I looked up some of the names on that list of pinheads on the Bronx Dem Committee ... Some of them are actually elected officials. Oh, the shame of It!

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    12. The Bronx Democrats have brought this on themselves.

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    13. These folks on that committee are strictly Bottom of Ballot type politicians. There's not a single big name among them.

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    14. Look at that the names on that list of leaders of the Bronx Democratic County Committee. It's a collection of unprincipled spineless sissies.

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  4. Slimy, aren't they?

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  5. It's not anybody else's fault but the Espada family, so it just wrong to blame the Bronx Democratic organization for a bad apple or two.

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    1. But they're all bad apples.

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    2. Espada's relations with County were not always smooth, but he was still one of them. So in many ways, they are all birds of a feather.

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    3. You've got to seriousl;y question the integrity of anyone who is part of that system.

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    4. This should really be a momement of introspection for Bronx Democrats. They should be eating humble pie over the fact that once again one of their own has fallen to corruption. What kind of an example are these people? What sense of public integrity do they have?

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  6. Total assholes!!!

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    1. And an asshole's work is never done.

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  7. Pardon me, but I have lived in The Bronx my whole life and I have never heard of a Bronx Democratic Countty Committee until just now.

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    1. As committees go, that one is very obscure.

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  8. Like father, like son.

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    1. An old friend said "Little do we and, especially, the younger generation know how blessed, and Edenesque, our life under Pedro Espada really was."

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    2. Anonymous June 3, 2012 12:54 PM sounds like a total fool

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  9. Why do the people with the biggest skeletons in their closets always run for political office?

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    1. Political corruption reflects the widening chasm between the politicians and the electorate.

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    2. ever diminishing returns!

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  10. New York is corrupt, but nine states are even worse than us. See what I mean:

    TOP TEN LIST OF CORRUPT STATES

    1) Louisiana
    2) Mississippi
    3) Kentucky
    4) Alabama
    5) Ohio
    6) Illinois
    7) Pennsylvania
    8) Florida
    9) New Jersey
    10) New York

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    1. NYS Senate + NYS Assembly = Endless Puke

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  11. I can't see what people are making such a big fuss about -- it's just a few bad apples, nothing more

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  12. Crime doesn't pay.

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  13. In Albany, it's more like a few good apples. The rest seem rotten to the core!!

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    1. Albany ... a world where night never ends.

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