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Ex-Assemb. William Boyland tied to dad's no-show job, AG charges

Brooklyn Assemb. William F. Boyland Jr. leaves Brooklyn

Brooklyn Assemb. William F. Boyland Jr. leaves Brooklyn federal court on March 5, 2014. Photo Credit: Bryan Smith

Disgraced former state Assemb. William Boyland sponsored $1.5 million in state funding for a drug-treatment nonprofit that used some of the money to pay for a no-show job for his father, Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman charged on Wednesday.

The allegation came as part of an indictment of Jacqueline Gentile, the chief operating officer of two nonprofit subsidiaries of Peter Young Housing, Industries and Treatment in Schenectady. She is the fifth official of the group to be indicted, according to the attorney general.

Boyland, who represented Brownsville for six terms, is in jail awaiting sentencing on his conviction last year of bribe taking, skimming money from a nonprofit and padding his expenses. His father, William F. "Frank" Boyland, is also a former assemblyman.

Schneiderman's office charged that for five years the younger Boyland sponsored $300,000 state grants to one of Gentile's groups to fund drug programs in Brooklyn, and while diverting those funds for other purposes, she had his father on the payroll of another group for $50,000 a year.

He lived in North Carolina, and on at least some occasions didn't show up, prosecutors said. Neither Boyland was charged.

Newsday was unable to reach a representative of the Boylands.

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