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}}{{tnr}}'''William F. Boyland, Jr.''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 55.  He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election in 2003.
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}}{{tnr}}'''William F. Boyland, Jr.''' is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing [[New York State Assembly District 55|District 55]] from 2003 to March 6, 2014.  He was removed from office following his conviction on 21 counts of bribery, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and theft.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/nyregion/boyland-is-convicted-in-second-corruption-trial.html?hpw&rref=nyregion&_r=0 ''NY times,'' "Assemblyman Is Convicted in Second Corruption Trial," accessed March 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Boyland earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Boyland]</ref>  His professional experience includes being an intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens, an intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns, and a staff member for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.
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Boyland earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia State University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=45068 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography of Rep. Boyland]</ref>  His professional experience includes being an intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens, an intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns, and a staff member for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Pension sweeteners===
 
===Pension sweeteners===
On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Boyland sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Boyland sponsored one of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany ''Citizens Budget Commission'', "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 ''Empire State Center for New York Policy'', "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
===Sponsored legislation===
*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], Boyland, [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], Boyland, [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and [[Harvey Weisenberg]], would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y ''New York State Assembly'', "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
  
Boyland ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 55. He defeated [[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. He defeated [[Jonathan H. Anderson]] and [[Bilal Malik]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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Boyland ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 55. He defeated [[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. He defeated [[Jonathan H. Anderson]] and [[Bilal Malik]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/CandidateList09132012PrimaryCandidatesAll.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/Primary/2012PrimaryResultsSept.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/2012/General/AD_04-09-2013.pdf ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 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.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature New York Times NY state legislative election results]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the [[Working Families Party|Working Familes]] ticket.
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Boyland ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Robert Marshall]] (R) in the general election on November 2.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/new-york/state-legislature ''New York Times,'' "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014]</ref> In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he ran on the [[Working Families Party|Working Familes]] ticket.
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008 Boyland won re-election to the [[New York State Assembly]], District 55, defeating opponent Jonathan Anderson (R).  
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York'']</ref>
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Boyland raised $0 for his campaign while Anderson raised $0.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NY&y=2008#results_summary_H ''Follow the Money'', "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
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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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 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 contributions to William Boyland]</ref>
  
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==Scorecards==
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==Controversies==
 
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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>
 
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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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>
 
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>
  
Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He is alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. If convicted, Boyland faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.<ref>[http://politicker.com/2013/05/william-boyland-jr-indicted-yet-again/ ''politicker.com'', "William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again," May 3, 2013]</ref>
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Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He was alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. On March 6, 2014, Boyland was convicted on all 21 counts of corruption. Boyland faces up to 30 years in prison.<ref>[http://politicker.com/2013/05/william-boyland-jr-indicted-yet-again/ ''politicker.com'', "William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again," May 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://politicker.com/2014/03/assemblyman-william-boyland-found-guilty-on-all-charges/ ''politicker.com'', "Assemblyman William Boyland Found Guilty on All Charges," March 6, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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William Boyland
WilliamBoyland.jpg
New York State Assembly District 55
Former member
In office
2003 - March 6, 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia State University
Personal
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
William F. Boyland, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 55 from 2003 to March 6, 2014. He was removed from office following his conviction on 21 counts of bribery, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and theft.[1]

Biography

Boyland earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia State University.[2] His professional experience includes being an intern for United States Congressmen Major Owens, an intern for United States Congressman "Ed" Towns, and a staff member for Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Douglass Wilder.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging
Banks
Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry
Housing
Local Governments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Boyland served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Boyland sponsored one of these eight.[3] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[4] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[5]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Boyland ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 55. He defeated 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. He defeated Jonathan H. Anderson and Bilal Malik in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

New York State Assembly, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Boyland Incumbent 95% 30,847
     Republican Jonathan H. Anderson 2% 656
     Independence Bilal Malik 3% 979
Total Votes 32,482
New York State Assembly, District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Boyland, Jr. Incumbent 37% 1,595
Anthony Jones 14.8% 638
Roy Antoine 13.1% 564
Anthony Herbert 11.8% 510
Nathan Bradley 11.8% 509
David Miller 6.7% 289
Christopher Durosinmi 4.8% 207
Total Votes 4,312

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.[10] 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.[11]

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

Comprehensive donor information for William Boyland is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, William Boyland raised a total of $337,144 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[12]

William Boyland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $0
2010 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $30,950
2008 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $0
2006 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $91,395
2004 New York State Assembly, District 55 Won $214,799
Grand Total Raised $337,144

2012

William Boyland won re-election to the New York State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, William Boyland raised a total of $0.
New York State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Boyland's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Boyland received $30,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Boyland's campaign in 2010
Brand Jason$3,800
Fernandez Jose E$3,800
Blank$3,350
Mustafa Ray$2,500
Kay Scott$2,400
Total Raised in 2010 $30,950

2008

In 2008, a year in which Boyland was up for re-election, he collected $0 in donations.[14]

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 200th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 9 to December 31. In 2014, the 200th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 8 to June 19, 2014. The legislature will be in recess from June 22 to January 6, 2015.[15]

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2011-2012

In 2011, the 199th New York State Legislature, first annual session, was in session from January 5 to June 20, 2011. In 2012, the 199th New York State Legislature, second annual session, was in session from January 4 to June 22, 2012.

  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting records concerning library funding.
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Controversies

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.[16]

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.[17][18] Boyland was acquitted of the charges on November 10, 2011.[19]

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.[20] He pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 4, 2012.[21]

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.[22]

Boyland was charged with mail fraud conspiracy on May 3, 2013. He was alleged to have put public funds into a non-profit and then using that money to pay for events and goods promoting himself. On March 6, 2014, Boyland was convicted on all 21 counts of corruption. Boyland faces up to 30 years in prison.[23][24]

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References

  1. NY times, "Assemblyman Is Convicted in Second Corruption Trial," accessed March 7, 2014
  2. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Boyland
  3. Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013
  4. Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013
  5. New York Daily News, "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013
  6. New York State Assembly, "Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914," accessed March 12, 2013
  7. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Candidate List for the September 13, 2012, State Primary Election," accessed July 31, 2014
  8. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official September 13, 2012, Primary Results," accessed July 31, 2014
  9. State of New York, State Board of Elections, "Official Assembly Election Returns Nov. 6, 2012," accessed July 31, 2014
  10. New York Times, "NY state legislative election results," accessed February 11, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 Campaign donations in New York," accessed August 1, 2014
  12. followthemoney.org, "Boydland Jr, William" accessed September 24, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
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  17. Wall Street Journal, "Eight Charged in Albany Bribery Scheme," March 10, 2011
  18. New York Times, "Hospital Executive Bribed 3 Lawmakers, Judge Is Told," July 25, 2011
  19. New York Times, "Jury Acquits Assemblyman of Conspiring to Take Bribes," November 10, 2011
  20. New York Times, "2nd Bribe Case for Lawmaker Just Acquitted," November 29, 2011
  21. New York Daily News, "Assemblyman Boyland pleads not guilty," January 4, 2012
  22. New York Daily News, "Democrat Boyland traveling under cloud," June 4, 2012
  23. politicker.com, "William Boyland Jr. Indicted Yet Again," May 3, 2013
  24. politicker.com, "Assemblyman William Boyland Found Guilty on All Charges," March 6, 2014
Political offices
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New York Assembly District 55
2003–March 6, 2014
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