Feds Ask Judge to Revoke Ex-Sen. Espada's Bail

Authorities claimed in court papers filed Wednesday that Espada is still looting the bank account of a Bronx health care network

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 4:37 PM EDT
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Feds Ask Judge to Revoke Ex-Sen. Espada's Bail

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The federal government says former New York state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. is at it again.

Authorities claimed in court papers filed Wednesday that Espada is still looting the bank account of a Bronx health care network — the same allegation that resulted in a criminal conviction earlier this year.

Prosecutors have asked a Brooklyn judge to revoke Espada's bail. A hearing is set for Friday.

The government says that after Espada's trial, the health network sold its remaining assets for $600,000 to another clinic. It says most of the money was dispersed to Espada, relatives, lawyers and companies that the former senator controlled.

Espada is appealing his conviction. One of his lawyers said Wednesday that revoking his bail wasn't necessary.

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