Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. Arrested on More Bribery Charges

William Boyland

Local politician William Boyland Jr. was acquitted earlier this month of federal corruption charges, but he just can't catch a break (or stop accepting money for political favors). Today, he was arrested and charged in connection with a separate FBI investigation, which alleges that Boyland accepted more than $250,000 in bribes while helping a carnival promoter and two undercover agents with development deals in his district. Boyland can be heard on tape telling the agents, "I got a middle guy, by the way. ... I gotta stay clean. ... I got a bag man," and that he "stopped talking on the phone a while ago." The latest round of shady deal-making allegedly took place after Boyland was charged with bribery the first time — hence his pointed caution about talking on a tapped line.