NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. has pleaded not guilty to tax charges.
The former Bronx politician appeared Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.
The Daily News says the tax case is related to a Brooklyn prosecution.
Espada was convicted last month on four counts stemming from allegations that he misused taxpayer funds meant to help poor patients at his Soundview health clinic.
A mistrial was declared on four other counts and on all charges against his son, Pedro Gautier Espada.
They face a retrial in that case.
Espada's son also has pleaded not guilty.
June 13, 2012 - 11:56am