Feds arrest NY lawmaker on new bribery charges
NEW YORK (AP) — A state lawmaker acquitted earlier this month at a New York City corruption trial has been hit with new charges.
Authorities say William Boyland Jr. was arrested Tuesday morning on charges he solicited more than $250,000 in bribes. He was to appear later in the day in federal court in Brooklyn.
Boyland's arrest was announced less than three weeks after a Manhattan jury found the Brooklyn Democrat not guilty to charges alleging he took a no-show job in exchange for doing political favors for a corrupt hospital executive.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn said Tuesday that the new case arose from a separate FBI investigation.
There was no immediate response to a phone message left Tuesday with Boyland's attorney.