On Friday, disgraced ex-state Senator Pedro Espada was given 5 years in prison for embezzling funds from the Soundview Health Center he founded 30 years ago.
From Andrea Peyser in today’s NY Post:
“For Pedro, three hots and a cot is a dramatic fall for a man who once paid an $18 surcharge to relieve himself from the “burden” of having to remove the shell on a $100-plus lobster dinner he’d had delivered, prosecutors said in an eye-popping sentencing report.
As it dawned on Espada that he wasn’t going home again —not until he serves a five-year sentence that really amounts to a walk in the park —his once-defiant shoulders started to noticeably slump.”