Last Thursday, Brooklyn Democratic Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. was convicted in federal court on corruption charges. He was found to have accepted bribes to do favors for two businessmen, who were actually undercover FBI agents. He was also found to have stolen state money from a nonprofit, and was paid $71,000 for phony travel expenses.
Boyland faces over 100 years in prison when he is sentenced in June. As a result of his conviction, his Assembly seat is now vacant.