Skip to comments.Ex-Senator Espada Found Guilty of Embezzlement
Posted on 05/14/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT by Justaham
Pedro Espada Jr., the former state senator best known for an audacious power grab that propelled him over a perennial cloud of suspicion to a top position in the State Legislature, was convicted Monday of stealing money from the nonprofit health care network that he founded and led in the Bronx.
The federal jury announced the guilty verdict on four counts of theft and then left the courtroom to resume deliberations on remaining four charges, which include theft, fraud and conspiracy. Mr. Espada sat expressionless, hands resting on the table in front of him, as the jury foreman read the verdict in United States District Court in Brooklyn. Each count carries a sentence of up to 10 years.
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Would that be Pedro Espada Jr. (D) or Pedro Espada Jr.(R)?
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12 paragraphs before they ID him as a Democrat.
Well I'll be "danged".
The NYT actually reported.
They bury party ID when its a Dem, if its mentioned at all.
12 paragraphs down. Not 13.
Oh, they just found out he was a Republican. They corrected the story:
REPUBLICAN Ex-Senator Espada (R-NY) Found Guilty of Embezzlemen by REPUBLICANS.By Mosi Secret. -- May 14, 2012
REPUBLICAN Pedro Espada Jr.(R-NY), the Republican former Republican state senator in the Republican partly, best known by Republicans for an audacious Republican power grab that propelled him over a perennial cloud of suspicion of links to Mitt Romney, to a top Republican position in the Republican State Legislature, was convicted Monday of stealing money from the Republican nonprofit health care Republican network that this Republican founded and led in the Bronx. George W. Bush was to blame.
And so on.
Mr. Espada, a Democrat, ran for office in the Bronx nearly a dozen times since the late 1980s, including bids for City Council, borough president, State Assembly and State Senate. Though frequently unsuccessful, he won three terms in the Senate in two different Bronx districts.
But it was not until 2009 that Mr. Espada became known throughout the state, when he participated in a coup against the party leadership shortly after the Democrats gained a narrow majority in the Senate. He defected to the Republican caucus with another lawmaker, Hiram Monserrate of Queens, a move that threw the leadership in the chamber in doubt and paralyzed state government for weeks. (Mr. Monserrate was later expelled from the Senate after a conviction for assaulting his girlfriend and this month pleaded guilty to illegally using City Council money for his own political campaign.)
Mr. Espada returned to the Democratic caucus only after the Democrats promised to appoint him majority leader of the Senate, a position he held until the federal indictment in December 2010, three months after he lost the primary election in his re-election bid.
Party not in headline, therefore democrat.
You beat me to it...13 paragraphs - If he had been Republican it would have been in the headline or the first paragraph... New York Times bias is soooooooo predictable - I’m almost surprised they covered the story at all...
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