A New York state lawmaker already facing bribery and other corruption charges has pleaded not guilty to new mail fraud charges.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn is accused of using funds meant for a nonprofit to pay for community events promoting his political career. He entered the plea on Monday. The new charges were announced earlier this month.
A former New York state senator who admitted embezzling nearly $88,000 from a state-funded nonprofit she controlled has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
Shirley Huntley apologized for her crime as she was sentenced Thursday by a Brooklyn federal Judge. She pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy and faced up to two years behind bars. She said she would try to use her remaining years to redeem herself to her family and community.
The Queens Democrat took office in 2007 and lost a re-election bid last year.