7 BX health center workers charged with diverting money to a political campaign

Seven workers at a Bronx health center headed up by Pedro Espada Jr. pleaded innocent to a number of different charges Friday. Espada is a former state senator.

According to the State Attorney General, six women and one man diverted funds from the Soundview Health Center to Pedro Espada Jr.'s political campaigns. Four managers from the health center are charged with third-degree larceny for the alleged theft. And three other employees have been charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the grand jury.

The Soundview Health Center is a network of health clinics for the poor run by Comprehensive Community Development Corporation. Espada is the president of the nonprofit organization.

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