Ex-NY Sen. Espada found guilty of embezzlement

Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. has been found guilty on four counts of embezzlement, while a judge declared a mistrial in the case against

THE BRONX - Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. has been found guilty on four counts of embezzlement, while a judge declared a mistrial in the case against his son.

Pedro Gautier Espada was accused alongside his father of looting money from their nonprofit Soundview Healthcare Network to fund lavish lifestyles.

A federal jury returned the partial verdict for Espada after two weeks of deliberations. Later in the day, a judge declared a mistrial in the remaining conspiracy and tax fraud counts against the politician and in all counts against his son.

Pedro Espada Jr.: From controversial state senator to felon

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