Brooklyn Dems Mistakenly Tout Convicted Pol on Fund-Raising Invite

The Brooklyn Democratic Party's fund-raising invitation. (Arrow not part of original.)

The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s fund-raising invitation. (Arrow not part of original.)

The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s party isn’t going to be as colorful as it once looked.

The invitation for the organization’s big fund-raising dinner, obtained by the Observer, lists the “Hon. William F. Boyland Jr.,” along  with the likes of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the headliner honoree.

But Mr. Boyland isn’t especially honorable these days. The scion of a prominent Brownsville political family was expelled from the State Assembly last month following his conviction on a bevy of corruption charges.

Reached for comment, a Brooklyn Democratic spokesman said that Mr. Boyland’s inclusion on the invite was “erroneous” and that Mr. Boyland had lost his position in the county organization after his conviction.

“Mr. Boyland ceased to be the Member of Assembly, the male member of the Democratic State Committee representing the 55th Assembly District and member of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic County Committee upon his conviction of a felony in Federal Court,” said the spokesman, George Arzt. “The inclusion of his name on the mailing was erroneous and prior to proofreading.”

In addition to Ms. Mark-Viverito, Bertha Lewis, the founder of The Black Institute, and Gina Argento and Anthony Argento, the presidents of Broadway Stages, will be honored at the May 29 event.

View the full invitation below: