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Attorney general Andrew Cuomo sued Ex-Senator Pedro Espada in 2010

July 14, 2012

In April 2010, Andrew Cuomo, when he was New York’s
attorney general, sued Pedro Espada and 19 others in state court
in Manhattan. Cuomo accused them of looting Soundview
Healthcare, taking more than $14 million during five years.

Cuomo Sued Espada

Cuomo, who is now governor, sued Espada again a week later
over labor violations, saying Soundview paid Espada Management,
which the senator founded and gave to his son, to supply
janitors for its clinics, creating “a sham job-training
program.” Espada cheated clinic workers by designating them as
“trainees” to avoid minimum-wage laws, according to that
lawsuit.

The case is U.S. v. Espada, 10-cr-985, U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn).

To contact the reporter on this story:
Thom Weidlich in Brooklyn, New York, federal court at
tweidlich@bloomberg.net.

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