Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., far left, arrives at Brooklyn federal court on Friday, June 14, 2013 in New York. Espada Jr. could face seven years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges. The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics. Espada operated the clinics in the South Bronx for three decades until prosecutors accused him of turning the network into a personal ATM. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., far left, arrives at Brooklyn federal court on Friday, June 14, 2013 in New York. Espada Jr. could face seven years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges. The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics. Espada operated the clinics in the South Bronx for three decades until prosecutors accused him of turning the network into a personal ATM. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr., far left, arrives at Brooklyn federal court on Friday, June 14, 2013 in New York. Espada Jr. could face seven years in prison after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges. The once-influential politician also was convicted in a separate case alleging he looted taxpayer-subsidized health clinics. Espada operated the clinics in the South Bronx for three decades until prosecutors accused him of turning the network into a personal ATM. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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