Espada will have plenty of corrupt company –

On Friday, disgraced ex-state Senator Pedro Espada was given 5 years in prison for embezzling funds from the Soundview Health Center he founded 30 years ago.

From Andrea Peyser in today’s NY Post:

“For Pedro, three hots and a cot is a dramatic fall for a man who once paid an $18 surcharge to relieve himself from the “burden” of having to remove the shell on a $100-plus lobster dinner he’d had delivered, prosecutors said in an eye-popping sentencing report.

As it dawned on Espada that he wasn’t going home again —not until he serves a five-year sentence that really amounts to a walk in the park —his once-defiant shoulders started to noticeably slump.”

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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