Monday, April 19th 2010, 4:00 AM
Probers are also exploring whether A-1 was a front company used to hide proceeds from other ventures, the sources said.
Espada did not return calls seeking comment. His attorney, Dan Pagano, told a Daily News reporter that he was at a baseball game and didn't have time to talk.
State business records show A-1 is registered to 2384 Hughes Ave. - a Bronx address home to 12 apartment units and a cigar shop called Cuban Cigar Lounge.
The owner of the five-story brick building, Salvatore Dimaggio, told CBS2 that he had never heard of A-1. "Nobody ever told me that name," he said.
With Kenneth Lovet