ALBANY - (AP) - The son of New York Senate Majority LeaderPedro Espada Jr. is expected to resign from his new $120,000-a-yearSenate job after prosecutors said they were investigating thehiring.

Senate Democrats' spokeswoman Selvena Brooks says that formerAssemblyman Pedro G. Espada is expected to resign on Thursday.

The expected resignation was first reported by The Daily News onWednesday.

An official in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office told TheAssociated Press that prosecutors were looking into whether thehiring violated state law against nepotism.

The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly about theinvestigation and asked to remain anonymous.

The senator and his spokesman didn't immediately return callsrequesting comment.