State and Federal Authorities Raid Pedro Espada’s Health Clinic

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Espada. Photo: AP

Just a day after state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed suit against State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada for "looting" his taxpayer-backed Soundview Health Clinic for more than $14 million to fund his own lavish lifestyle, state and federal authorities appeared at the facility with criminal search warrants. Agents from the FBI and Cuomo's office and the IRS began removing boxes starting around seven in the morning, focusing on what appeared to be financial documents and payroll records. According to the Post, the raid was conducted early in the morning to minimize disruption for the patients that Soundview actually does serve, one of whom told the tab: "They're late on this. They should have done this years ago."

Feds raid Espada clinic [NYP]