Trial Date Set In Ex-NY State Sen.'s Corruption Case

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 8:34 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has set a Sept. 12 trial date for former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., a Bronx Democrat facing corruption charges for allegedly swiping $500,000 from his nonprofit health care network to pay for show tickets, cars and other luxuries.

Espada will appear in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch plans to file a superseding indictment to include new tax charges later this month.

Espada and his son, Pedro Gautier, have been accused...
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