The 16-page federal indictment of Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. and son Pedro Gautier Espada includes a look at the elder Espada’s spending habits that were allegedly charged to the non-profit medical clinics Soundview.
The Bronx Democrat, who has a home in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, was indicted on five counts of embezzlement charges and one count of conspiracy along with his son.
The indictment alleges he stole $500,000 from his federally funded medical clinics and details how the lawmaker charged the clinics for a variety of meals, sporting events and concerts using a Soundview American Express card.
In addition to spending more than $20,000 at Japanese restaurants in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, he’s spent $4,659 at the Mamaroneck Diner and $3,657 at the Nautilus Diner, also in Mamaroneck.
Espada also charged $3,000 in purchases for Edible Arrangements on the AmEx card.
Additionally, Espada had the non-profit pay for more than $22,000 in sports, theater and concert tickets between 2006 and 2009, the complaint alleges.
These include tickets to musicals Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Radio City Musical Hall Christmas Spectacular, and concerts featuring Kenny G and Ne-Yo. He also purchased tickets for the Mets, Yankees and Nets.