MAMARONECK — Pedro Espada may soon be calling Mamaroneck his permanent home.
The disgraced former lawmaker, who has mainly lived in Mamaroneck but owned a co-op apartment in his former Bronx state senate district, is back in the news — this time for trying to sell his New York City home.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that Espada, who is under federal indictment for allegedly using his nonprofit health care center as a “personal piggyback,” has put the Bronx co-op property on the market for about $200,000.
The co-op “was a source of controversy throughout Espada’s political career, as he frequently had to fight off charges he only kept the co-op to establish residence in the Bronx and didn’t actually live there,” the Daily News reported.
Back in April 2009, CBS discovered that Espada mainly resided in a $700,000 home in Mamaroneck; neighbors in the Bronx said they had never seen Espada at the co-op at 325 East 201st St., according to Gothamist.
Government property records list the Mamaroneck home as one of Espada’s current addresses.
Last May, Democratic groups organized a protest outside the Mamaroneck home at 115 Beechwood Drive to speak out against the corruption allegations.
Espada lost a Democratic primary to Gustavo Rivera in September.