Feds arrest NY lawmaker on new bribery charges

By the Associated Press | November 29, 2011 | 3:35 PM EST

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.