NY Assemblyman William Boyland, of Brooklyn, convicted of bribery, mail fraud and extortion
BROOKLYN - New York Assemblyman William Boyland (D-Brooklyn) has been found guilty of 21 counts of bribery, mail fraud and extortion.
Boyland was caught on tape asking for and accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents, who posed as local businessmen asking for favors.
Boyland's former chief of staff, Ry-Ann Hermon, previously pleaded guilty and testified against Boyland during the trial.
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The four-term assemblyman now faces up to 30 years in prison.