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Boyland attended Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland]</ref>
 
Boyland attended Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland]</ref>
 
==Allegations of corruption==
 
On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation.  The [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger-complaint.html?ref=nyregion 53-page criminal complaint] details two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in.  Charges were also filed against [[New York State Senate|state Senator]] [[Carl Kruger]] and six others.<ref name="NYT">[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011]</ref>
 
 
The complaint accuses David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland is accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704823004576192503037648470.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011]</ref>
 
  
 
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In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95974 2008 contributions to William Boyland]</ref>
 
In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95974 2008 contributions to William Boyland]</ref>
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==Controversies==
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===Allegations of corruption===
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On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation.  The [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger-complaint.html?ref=nyregion 53-page criminal complaint] detailed two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in.  Charges were also filed against [[New York State Senate|state Senator]] [[Carl Kruger]] and six others.<ref name="NYT">[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/nyregion/11kruger.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2 State Legislators Surrender in Corruption Case," March 10, 2011]</ref>
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The complaint accused David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland was accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704823004576192503037648470.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/nyregion/david-p-rosen-of-medisys-health-begins-bribery-trial.html?_r=1 ''New York Times,'' "Hospital Executive Bribed 3 Lawmakers, Judge Is Told," July 25, 2011]</ref> Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/nyregion/assemblyman-boyland-acquitted-in-bribery-case.html ''New York Times,'' "Jury Acquits Assemblyman of Conspiring to Take Bribes," November 10, 2011]</ref>
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On November 29, less than a month later, Boyland was arrested on federal bribery charges that allege he solicited over $250,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, some of which he intended to use to pay lawyers in his previous corruption case.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/nyregion/assemblyman-william-boyland-jr-charged-again-with-bribery.html?pagewanted=2&_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "2nd Bribe Case for Lawmaker Just Acquitted," November 29, 2011]</ref> He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.<ref>[http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-04/news/30590858_1_undercover-fbi-agents-defense-lawyers-charges ''New York Daily News,'' "Assemblyman Boyland pleads not guilty," January 4, 2012]</ref>
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In June 2012, it was reported that Boyland was also under investigation by the Albany County District Attorney and [[New York Comptroller|state Comptroller]] [[Thomas DiNapoli]] (D) for allegedly claiming taxpayer-funded reimbursement for fake expenses.<ref>[http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-06-04/news/32011767_1_expenses-brooklyn-democrat-federal-bribery-charges ''New York Daily News,'' "Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud," June 4, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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William Boyland
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New York State Assembly District 55
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$61/half day and $171/full day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William Boyland is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly. He has represented District 55 since 2003 when he won a special election.

Boyland's professional experiences include intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens; intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns; and staff for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.

Boyland attended Virginia State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Boyland is running in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 55. He is running against Nathan Bradley, Anthony T. Jones, Christopher J. Durosinmi, Roy Antoine, Anthony L. Herbert, and David R. Miller in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. Jonathan H. Anderson is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Bilal Malik is running unopposed in the Independence Party of New York State primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [2]

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Boyland ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Robert Marshall (R) in the general election on November 2.[3] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the Working Familes ticket.

New York State Assembly, District 55 2010
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png William Boyland (D) 15,332
Robert Marshall (R) 543

2008

On November 4, 2008 Boyland won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 55, defeating opponent Jonathan Anderson (R).

Boyland raised $0 for his campaign while Anderson raised $0.[4]

New York State Assembly, District 55 2008
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png William Boyland (D) 27,326
Jonathan Anderson (R) 516

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


2008

In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.[6]

Controversies

Allegations of corruption

On March 10, 2011, Boyland surrendered to federal authorities after being charged with corruption as the result of an FBI investigation. The 53-page criminal complaint detailed two schemes, one that Boyland was allegedly involved in. Charges were also filed against state Senator Carl Kruger and six others.[7]

The complaint accused David Rosen of MediSys Health Systems and Robert Aquino of Parkway Hospital of allegedly trying to bribe Kruger in return for getting a proposed merger passed, while Boyland was accused of accepting a no-show job for his role in the deal.[8][9] Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.[10]

On November 29, less than a month later, Boyland was arrested on federal bribery charges that allege he solicited over $250,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents, some of which he intended to use to pay lawyers in his previous corruption case.[11] He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.[12]

In June 2012, it was reported that Boyland was also under investigation by the Albany County District Attorney and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D) for allegedly claiming taxpayer-funded reimbursement for fake expenses.[13]

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