REPOST (from New York): The Legal Corruption of New York Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.

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Our partners in New York, who we are working with to pass Fair Elections for the state legislture, have this blog post up today on former state Senator Pedro Espada, Jr.'s career of corruption. He's currently on trial for stealing Medicaid funds from low-income Bronx residents, but it's what he did that was legal that's the real story.

From the post: "The main lesson of the Espada debacle: New York needs to shift power away from big donors and towards regular voters. We can do this by implementing a strong system to publicly finance elections: Fair Elections for New York."

Click here for the Fair Elections for New York blog post. And click here for the full report on Espada's rampant (but legal) corruption.