N.Y. state senator, son, accused of embezzlement
December 14th, 2010
06:22 PM ET

N.Y. state senator, son, accused of embezzlement

New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and his son, Pedro Gautier Espada, have been charged with embezzling funds from non-profit health care centers in the Bronx according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Both men are charged with five counts of embezzlement from a non-profit health care network receiving federal funding, and one count of conspiracy.

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  1. tomcat

    i think they only scratched the surface on this crime

    December 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ProtoMan

    Who knows tom? I'm starting to think this is all theater. The decent politicians are always the quiet ones who are too timid to stand up to these thieves.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Germaine

    What? A politician thief? I have no words...oh yes I do- DUH !!!!!!- raise your hand if you didn't see it coming?

    December 15, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. raise the bar&grill

    Bartender? Gimme two of your finest censures would ya. Me and my boy got some drinkin' to do.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kelly

    Once a Democrat...always a Democrat. He'll probably just be censured by the Senate and allowed to go one with his happy little life while the poor individuals and the non profit he stole from are denied basic health care, employee loss of jobs (due to smaller budget @ the non profit/ and even tighter budgets. If he is in fact guilty of this alleged crime he should be doing some time like any other individual would do and not only suffer a 5 minute censure by his peers on the floor of the Senate.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. ***dude***

    Where the heck is dr bad? He'd properly advise us on this matter.

    December 15, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. really?

    Oh Kelly, only you can put it in a democrat versus republican perspective? I sense someone has a grudge?

    We all know all politicians are corrupt regardless of affiliations. Unless you still believe in unicorns?

    December 15, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Tomcat: Well I'll be. I didn't know that you were bilingual. Interesting.

    December 15, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Savoeun

    Pourquoi vous volant des pauvres batards stupides!...OOP that is French...I don't know how to say in Spanish. Asian people don't speak Spanish. We prefer English and French...FYI Languages of commerce.

    December 15, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. kuuipo

    I think it's sad that they took from the poor & the fact that he is a politician! also would like to add, one more down for the Hispanics! how could you?! after all we try to do to help you guys be in America legally you wanna go & f-up your legal status by doing something illegal & totally wrong! thanks alot Pedro Y Pedro!

    December 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Richard in Texas

    They were trying to out do Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff or however you spell his name.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Richard in Texas

    There are good guys and bad guys in both parties. People like you and me are the reason why there is no civility in politics anymore.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kim

    Boy the corrupt is all about the money.

    December 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
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