Disgraced Former Senator Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

A judge sentenced former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. to five years in prison Friday after the disgraced politician pleaded guilty on tax fraud charges. Espada was also remanded after his sentencing. After a previous conviction connected to improper use of taxpayer funds linked to several health clinics in the Bronx, both he and his son, Pedro Gautier, pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Gautier is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, as well.

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