Wednesday, December 15, 2010

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: ESPADAS PLEAD NOT GUILTY OF EMBEZZLING CHARGES

Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. and his son Pedro Gautier Espada were arraigned today in Federal Court in Brooklyn. Father and Son were indicted on five counts of embezzling $500,000. from the Soundview Health Care Center Network in The Bronx and one count of conspiracy that included using Soundview's Corporate Credit Card for personal expenses. Senator Espada, also is facing Civil Criminal Charges brought by Attorney General and now Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo for stealing $14 millions from the Soundview Health Care Center. Today, both father and son plead not guilty on the charges. Espada Jr.'s wife Connie Espada, and Pedro Gautier wife, each posted bail bonds for $750,000 for each of the defendant. The next Court Hearing will be on January 7th, 2011. See video bellow:

video by Rafael Martínez Alequín
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