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Sentencing day for ex-Sen. Espada

Sentencing day for ex-Sen. Espada

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. could face seven years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges.

The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics.

Espada operated the clinics in the South Bronx for three decades until prosecutors accused him of turning the network into a personal ATM.

A court appearance was set for Friday morning in Brooklyn.

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