In case you missed it, attorney general Andrew Cuomo filed a second lawsuit against state Sen. Pedro Espada over fraud allegations concerning his for not-for-profit.
There’s already been plenty of chatter about Espada allegedly spending $20,000 of the charity’s money on sushi or New Rochelle councilman Richard St. Paul working for him.
St. Paul provides legal work for both Espada’s Senate office and personal management company. What you might not know is Cuomo filed his first major inquiry into Espada’s charity activities back in January, a time when Senate payroll records indicate St. Paul was making $55,000 as Espada’s senate lawyer.
Shortly after the the January inquiry was filed, records indicate St. Paul started making $79,000 — a $24,000 raise. St. Paul said to the Journal News in the past that Espada’s investigation has nothing to do with him, but Cuomo doesn’t think so. He has subpoenaed pay information for St. Paul and nine other of Espada’s employees.