Following 'You Paid For It' report, Boyland now faces criminal charges
Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:22 PM EDT
ALBANY - More than a year after Greg Floyd's "You Paid For It" report exposed the apparent fraudulent per diem expenses being submitted by Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn, he is now facing criminal charges in connection those expenses.
Boyland was indicted today on mail fraud charges in U.S. District Court. The office of the U.S. Attorney says the same thing that Greg Floyd first told you last year, that on many days Boyland put in for expenses claiming to be in Albany, evidence indicates he was nowhere near Albany.
On several of those days the FBI says he was soliciting bribes from undercover agents in the NYC area. He still faces bribery and attempted extortion charges in connection with that.
The NYS Comptroller is still docking Boyland's future expense submissions to recover 67-thousand dollars worth of fraudulent expenses that Boyland was reimbursed for over the past several years.
Boyland is not commenting.
[Click here] to view Greg Floyd's 'You Paid For It' reports.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York state lawmaker already facing bribery charges is facing additional federal charges of falsely securing tens of thousands of dollars in travel reimbursements.
Federal prosecutors charged Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn with three counts of mail fraud Monday.
Prosecutors said Boyland sought reimbursements for travel to Albany while he was 150 miles away soliciting bribes from undercover FBI agents.
On the days he was being secretly taped by the FBI, Boyland's E-ZPass records for his vehicle show that he was not in Albany.
The indictment says that Boyland received "tens of thousands of dollars" in mileage expenses and per diem payments that he was not entitled to collect.
The New York Times and the Daily News said Boyland did not return calls seeking comment.