Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. used court-appointed lawyers to beat corruption charges earlier this year, and will again be relying on taxpayer money for his defense in a new bribery case. A financial affidavit puts Boyland’s income at $4,160 a month and his expenses at $4,629. “He really doesn’t have any money,” said a source. That could explain the latest charges — soliciting some $250,000 in bribes, some of which allegedly occurred after Boyland was arrested for the first time this year. On FBI tape, he can be heard telling undercover agents he needs $7,000 to “solidify some attorneys.” Don’t worry, Boyland, we’ll handle it.
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