Janitor testifies in fraud trial
NEW YORK — A former janitor testified Wednesday that he was fired from his job cleaning ex-state Senator Pedro Espada''s Bronx health clinics after asking for a $1-per-hour raise, according to the New York Daily News.
Maxwell Noble testified that he was paid minimum wage for cleaning three clinics and did not receive overtime, vacation or health benefits, the article stated.
According to the article, Espada and his son Pedro Gautier are also charged in a scheme designed to fool outside bidders for the cleaning contract into thinking the clinic required more janitors than was really necessary.
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