A former New York state Senate Democratic leader and his son are due at a pre-trial hearing in New York City.
Pedro Espada Jr. and his son Pedro G. Espada are charged in a federal fraud indictment. They are accused of embezzling more than $500,000 from their federally funded Bronx health clinic.
The hearing is scheduled in Brooklyn federal court on Friday.
Espada and his son have pleaded not guilty.
Published at 8:32 AM EST on Mar 4, 2011 | Updated at 8:45 AM EST on Mar 4, 2011
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