Cuomo: Don’t Vote for Pedro


According to the Daily News, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo “has found ‘extensive evidence’ of illegal and improper actions by embattled Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. and the companies he controls,” DN Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett reports.

As it turns out, Cuomo has been investigating Espada and his various companies for nearly 9 months (that’s before the June Senate coup). You see, in addition to being a State Senator, Pedro Espada is also President and CEO of both Soundview Healthcare Network and Soundview Management Services (which provides janitorial services for Soundview Healthcare). Cuomo has subpoenaed Espada’s Senate records and his companies for months, but he has yet to comply. In his defence, non-disclosure is something of an art form for Espada since he routinely fails to submit campaign finance filings as well.

Cuomo is now looking to have a judge force Espada to comply. Read more at the Daily News or check out the court documents conveniently provided by DN’s Elizabeth Benjamin.

Now, listen to the NY Times and buy a shirt (