Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., who was convicted of stealing $400,000 from his healthcare clinic, is expected to plead guilty to the remaining charges against him, newspapersreported. His son is also expected to plead guilty during an apppearance by the pair in Brooklyn Federal District Court later today. The senior Espada already faces prison time for his earlier conviction. Espada, who represented parts of the Bronx while he was in office, gained some notoriety for participating in a coup against his own party during his political career.
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