Anthony Boyd, one of the young men who refused to settle and take money from Bishop Eddie Long is now maintaining his innocence from a burglary charge. Anthony was once a promising star in Bishop Long’s eyes. Eddie Long once introduced him to the congregation by saying, “He’s had a heckuva past. When he heard the voice of God, he changed.” He was taken into the fold.
He was given a job at New Birth — the same job that Boyd stands accused of using to help facilitate a burglary of roughly $100,000 in jewelry and electronics from Long’s office inside the church.
Two other young men were implicated in last June’s theft — both of whom later filed a civil lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct against Long. Only Maurice Robinson was charged with burglary; suspect Anthony Flagg was not charged due to a lack of evidence, said DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Erik Burton.
Robinson and Boyd were offered entry into a pre-trial diversion program in exchange for having the charges dismissed. Robinson accepted “and is compliant with program requirements,” Burton said. Boyd, meanwhile, is due to be arraigned on June 28.
“Now since I’m the last man standing they’re trying to make me the victim,” said Boyd, 20, in his first interview since the burglary. He said he didn’t complete the diversion program because “I’m innocent. I had nothing to do with it.
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