This comes in from an attache of former State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.
A federal three judge panel has agreed to review the Appeal filed by former New York state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, who is serving a 5 year prison term on tax evasion charges.
Mr. Espada filed the appeal request, citing exonerating evidence that was not made available to his defense by prosecutors.
The federal panel could potentially rule in favor of a new trial, or set aside the guilty verdict.
The Panel is not expected to rule until December, 2014.