Last Updated: 8:11 AM, April 17, 2012
Posted: 1:51 AM, April 17, 2012
Federal prosecutors unleased a torrent of new evidence against Pedro Espada Jr., and his son at their embezzlement trial yesterday.
Among them were receipts showing that the ex-state senator and his wife, Connie, used the company credit card of the Soundview Healthcare Network nonprofit Espada ran to buy thousands of dollars worth of window shades, fencing, garage doors and stones that all were shipped to the couple’s Westchester County home from 2006 to 2008.
Receipts showed Connie Espada used Soundview’s American Express card to buy more than $6,000 in home-improvement supplies from Home Depot in April 2007.
Prosecutors also showed evidence that the embattled pol’s son Pedro Gautier Espada used the company Amex card for purchases, for which he was personally reimbursed by Soundview even though the nonprofit was already paying the credit-card bill.
And witnesses testified that Gautier Espada collected two full-time salaries at the same time from both Soundview and cleaning companies that had contracts with Soundview.
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