Former NY state senator pleads guilty to tax fraud

By Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York state Sen. Pedro Espada has pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

The plea on Friday also resolves pending charges in a separate case involving the looting of a Bronx nonprofit health care network.

He was convicted in May of plundering funds from the Soundview Health Network for personal use. But the jury had deadlocked on some counts and a retrial had been expected.

He will remain free on bail until sentencing early next year.

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