Smith Satisfied With Espada Despite Missing Reports; Espada Says Missing Reports Aren’t Missing

ALBANY—Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, once again tonight, said that he was satisfied with State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.’s efforts to settle his affairs with the State Board of Elections, and implied that anything more—for example, full compliance with election law—would be “something extra.”
 “I gave him three things he had to do,” Smith told reporters during a Monday night Q&A. “One, he had to pay a portion of his fines, which he did. Two, he had to set up a committee, which he did. And three, he had to satisfy my belief that he would set up an arrangement with the campaign elections board that he would pay before they meet in September.

Smith Satisfied With Espada Despite Missing Reports; Espada Says Missing Reports Aren’t Missing