Judge delays ruling on fate of embattled Soundview clinic

THE BRONX - The judge overseeing the fate of the embattled Soundview Health Center, founded by former state Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr., has delayed making his ruling by two weeks.

The Medicaid inspector general wants the facility's Medicaid license revoked after then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo charged Espada with using the clinic as his personal piggy bank.

The clinic says Espada is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the facility and the clinic's closure would cause a health emergency for about 20,000 Bronx residents who rely upon the services it provides.

The judge says that by delaying his ruling, he hopes the two sides can continue to negotiate and an agreement can be reached.

Judge postpones hearing on Soundview health clinic Lawmaker stands behind imperiled Soundview clinic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Three middle school students were arrested after an 1 Students arrested after assaulting school employee
Bronx residents have long complained about long lines, 2 The Buzz: Post office problems
3 Bronx Sportscast, April 27
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, 4/28 to 4/30 4 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, 4/28 to 4/30
Dramatic cellphone video caught officers shocking Dailene Rosario 5 Charges dropped against Tasered pregnant teen

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.