From the NY Times:
Pedro Espada Jr., the majority leader of the State Senate who is already at odds with tenant advocacy groups, appointed a new deputy chief of staff last month who in recent years managed dozens of low-income buildings with chronic housing code violations — even after state regulators revoked his real estate broker’s license in 2004, citing “gross untrustworthiness” after he failed to return deposits to would-be renters.
Mr. Espada said he was unaware of the record of the aide, Onix A. Sosa, as a property manager until he was asked about it by The New York Times on Monday. After a discussion with Mr. Sosa, Mr. Espada fired him from his $60,000-a-year job. (Also see The New York Post.)