Espada too poor to afford a lawyer

Former Bronx state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. says he's too poor to afford a lawyer. Espada is facing a second trial on tax evasion charges after already being convicted in May for embezzling nearly $500,000

News 12 Staff

Jul 11, 2012, 2:20 PM

Updated 4,294 days ago

Share:

Espada too poor to afford a lawyer
Former Bronx state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. says he's too poor to afford a lawyer.
Espada is facing a second trial on tax evasion charges after already being convicted in May for embezzling nearly $500,000 from his Soundview Health Center.
Espada's public defender told a federal judge this week that his client cannot afford a private attorney. The judge has now ordered the former senator to make a full financial disclosure proving that to be true.
Ex-NY Sen. Espada found guilty of embezzlement


More from News 12