Judge Postpones Decision on Ex-Sen. Espada's Bail

Prosecutors had argued Pedro Espada Jr. should be jailed because he was continuing to loot the bank account of a Bronx health care network

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    On Friday, a judge postponed a decision on whether to revoke former New York State Senator Pedro Espada's bail. He says he wants to hear more evidence in the case. Chris Glorioso reports. (Published Friday, Sep 21, 2012)

     

     A judge has put off a decision on whether to revoke the bail of a convicted former New York state senator.

    Prosecutors had argued Pedro Espada Jr. should be jailed because he was continuing to loot the bank account of a Bronx health care network — the same allegation that resulted in a criminal conviction earlier this year.

    They said 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.

    At a hearing on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, the judge said he would need more time to decide the issue.

    Espada remains free while appealing his conviction.