Brooklyn Assemblyman Not As Lucky in Second Corruption Trial

William F. Boyland Jr. was found guilty on Thursday of 21 counts of bribery, mail fraud, and extortion. The conviction comes after beating similar corruption charges in 2011. Ironically, he also took bribes, including a request for $250,000, to help pay for legal fees from that first trial. Boyland’s attorney tried to argue that the assemblyman simply was “playing the players,” but for some reason, the jury didn’t buy it. The Brownsville politician could face up to 30 years in prison, where he can perhaps muse over why he didn’t cut his losses after the first go-round.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Found Guilty of Bribery