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Espada, Son Due in Court

Former state Senate Democratic leader charged in federal fraud indictment



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    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.