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Blind justice for Pedro Espada – m.NYPOST.com

The conviction of disgraced former state Sen. Pedro Espada reminded me of the closing scene of “White Heat” —when James Cagney, standing atop a fiery tower, shouts,“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” In a warped sense, Espada had made … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada becomes latest NY pol convicted for abusing power – am New York

Interestingly, today’s amNY article gives credence to Pedro Espada‘s assertion that he was the victim of a political vendetta. Espada opened himself to scrutiny in 2009, [Hunter College political science professor Jamie] Chandler said, when he switched to the Republican … Continue reading

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Pedro Espada’s crimson tide and Santeria

I thought you’d like to read “Pedro’s crimson tide” on NYPOST.com at http://nyp.st/IPjZ9w. See also “Clueless Espada maintains a rosary outlook.” It appears that La Familia Espada is seeking to spiritually threaten and intimidate federal jurors deciding his fate. As … Continue reading

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Espada, Arraigned In Federal Court

Ex-New York State Senator Pedro Espada, Arraigned In Court, “Absolutely Ready” For His Corruption Case. Ex-state Sen. Pedro Espada and his son Pedro G. Espada were arraigned in federal court today on charges they stole money from their Soundview health … Continue reading

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Indictment: Pedro Espada Looted AND Lied | New York Daily News

The Daily News John Marzulli reported today: Espada allegedly submitted a document to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that falsely claimed his salary of $246,750 had been reduced to $185,063 between February 2009 and January 2010, according … Continue reading

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2011 Post-Mortem Winners & Losers

The Year That Was – Winners & Losers Winners Governor Andrew Cuomo – Nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by publishing his Year 1 list of accomplishments. Surprisingly, he didn’t take credit for the $785 million regional economic … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now: The Four Senate “Amigos”

And then there was one. A third ‘Amigo’ has resigned his senate seat. In a Manhattan federal court, former state senator Carl Kruger tearfully pleaded guilty to four counts of bribery. In case Kruger’s guilty plea has you feeling nostalgic … Continue reading

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NY’s grim gantlet of graft – m.NYPOST.com

  http://m.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/ny_grim_gantlet_of_graft_pG5NrOJrIFXPfhdohiKQ1K Last Updated: 12:27 AM, November 9, 2011 The federal corruption trial of ex-City Councilman Larry Seabrook got under way this week as the case of Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. went to the jury in the same Manhattan courthouse … Continue reading

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Clean Up NY’s Nonprofit Sewer – Nos Quedamos

Clean Up NY’s Nonprofit Sewer By MICHAEL BENJAMIN Last Updated:12:43 AM, October 19, 2011 Posted:10:24 PM, October 18, 2011 News that the state attorney general is investigating allegations of financial improprieties at Nos Quedamos/We Stay, Inc., a Bronx-based nonprofit affordable-housing … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Review, September 9

The Syracuse Post-Standard profiled NYS Assemblyman Samuel Roberts, one of two Central NY freshmen assemblymembers. Roberts represents the 119th district covering the towns of Salina, DeWitt, Onondaga and the city of Syracuse. The paper wrote that Assemblyman Roberts went to … Continue reading

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