Feds go after convicted former NY Sen. Pedro Espada’s full pension – NY Daily News


http://m.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/feds-convicted-ny-sen-pedro-espada-full-pension-blog-entry-1.1865533

The Daily News Ken Lovett reported:

Disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada has now lost his entire pension.A judge in June ordered that 25% of Espada’s $612 monthly pension be garnished to help collect the $118,981 Espada owes the Internal Revenue Service.

And last week, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s office last week received another federal court order to withhold the remaining 75% to help satisfy a $368,088 criminal forfeiture judgement against the crook convicted crook.

Espada, 60, was sentenced in 2013 to five years for plundering funds from his Bronx health clinic and tax evasion.

Michael Benjamin

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