Federal and New York State authorities are investigating an Albany-based charity network’s hiring of a former legislator who steered state grant funding to the organization, reports The Times Union.
Grants to the Altamont Program, which operates facilities for the homeless, addicts, and ex-convicts, continued after William Boyland Sr. left the N.Y. State Assembly in 2006 and was succeeded by his son, William Boyland Jr. The elder Mr. Boyland went on to work as a housing coordinator for 820 River Street, an Altamont offshoot based in Troy, N.Y., for an unspecified period.
The Boylands helped secure $1.5-million in earmarks for Altamont from 2004 to 2009. The state’s attorney’s office and the FBI seized records from Altamont offices in a raid last week in connection with a probe of the charity’s use of grant money. Neither the elder Mr. Boyland nor Father Peter Young, the Albany priest who heads the charity, could be reached for comment.Return to Top