Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. expected to plead guilty
A Brooklyn assemblyman who was indicted on federal corruption charges last year is expected to plead guilty this month, The New York Daily News reported.
William Boyland Jr. was charged with soliciting bribes from undercover FBI agents, and he was charged again in a separate indictment with abusing per diem requests.
“The parties are engaged in plea negotiations and expect that the defendant will be prepared to enter a plea of guilty on Sept. 24,” court papers stated.
It is not clear which crimes Boyland will plead guilty to. His lawyer did not respond to the News’ request for comment.
Boyland was elected to a fourth term last year. He represents the Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and Bushwick sections of Brooklyn.