News Feds seek at least 235-month sentence for ex-Brownsville Assemb. William Boyland for bribery, fraud Brooklyn Assemb. William F. Boyland Jr. leaves Brooklyn federal court on March 5, 2014. Photo Credit: Bryan Smith By NEWSDAY firstname.lastname@example.org August 21, 2015 3:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn want former Assemb. William Boyland to get at least 235 months in prison for his bribery and fraud convictions -- more than the total combined corruption sentences of former Democratic Sens. Carl Kruger, Malcolm Smith and Pedro Espada. Boyland, a Democrat who represented Brownsville, was convicted last year of taking bribes from an undercover FBI agent, diverting state funds intended for a nonprofit into his political campaign, and claiming more than $70,000 in phony mileage and per diem expenses. The government, in a sentencing memorandum filed late Thursday, told U.S. District Judge Sandra Townes she should impose a prison term in the range recommended by federal sentencing guidelines of 235 to 293 months. Boyland has requested a sentence "substantially below" the guidelines. Espada was sentenced to 5 years after being convicted of looting a nonprofit health provider in the Bronx. Kruger received 7 years after pleading guilty to a $1 million bribery scheme. Smith received 7 years for a bribery plot to win a spot in the Republican mayoral primary in New York City. Townes is scheduled to sentence Boyland on Sept. 11. By NEWSDAY email@example.com John Riley covers courts in New York City for Newsday. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.