Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Edwin Miranda says he's been shunned by Pedro Espada's family

Cousin says he's been ostracized since testifying to grand jury about embattled ex-politician

  Bronx Senator, Pedro Espada speaks after State Senators walk out of meeting at the State Capitol after trying to figure out who controls the senate, Governor Paterson orderes them to stay this fourth of July weekend and work on the issue at the State Capital in Albany, NY on Friday, July 3, 2009.

Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News

Edwin Miranda, cousin of ex-State Sen. Pedro Espada (pictured), says he's been ostracized by Espada family since testifying to grand jury investigating bid-rigging at Bronx nonprofit.

He's the black sheep of ex-state Sen. Pedro Espada’s family.

Espada’s cousin, Edwin Miranda, said he’s been shunned by the clan since testifying before a federal grand jury that was investigating bid-rigging at the nonprofit Bronx clinic controlled by Espada and his son Pedro Gautier Espada.

Miranda, the former head custodian at Soundview Health Center, described exorbitant maintenance charges paid by sub-tenants at the clinic when he testified Tuesday at the Espadas’ embezzlement trial in Brooklyn Federal Court.

For example, a pharmacy was billed $2,010-a-month for cleanup that amounted to 15 minutes of sweeping and mopping daily, Miranda said.

He resigned from Soundview in 2010 and now works for the Boys & Girls Club.

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