Authorities raid Sen. Espada's Bronx clinic

(AP) - Federal authorities have raided agovernment-funded clinic run by the New York Senate majorityleader, and a law enforcement official tells The Associated Pressthat the government is looking for evidence to support possiblefraud and money laundering charges.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because theinvestigation had not been completed.

The official says that authorities are building a case thatcould result in mail fraud, money laundering and tax fraud chargesagainst Pedro Espada.

About a dozen investigators took away boxes of materials andEspada campaign posters from the Soundview Healthcare Network inthe Bronx Wednesday.

Espada officials haven't responded to requests for comment.

To view our complete coverage:Suit: Espada stole $14M from BX organizationEspada speaks out after slapped with lawsuit

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