‘She Is a Scapegoat’: John Liu’s Former Treasurer Appeals Conviction

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John Liu’s former campaign treasurer, Jia “Jenny” Hou, is appealing her conviction.

Ms. Hou, who was just 25 years old when she was arrested on fraud charges last year, was sentenced earlier this month to 10 months in prison for her participation in a straw donor scheme on behalf of Mr. Liu’s mayoral campaign. Continue reading “‘She Is a Scapegoat’: John Liu’s Former Treasurer Appeals Conviction”

New York Pols Cheer Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Provision

rainbow flag wiki New York Pols Cheer Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Provision
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This afternoon, a New York federal appeals court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly known as DOMA, which excluded federal benefits from same-sex couples in states recognizing such marriages. And Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, both loud advocates in favor of gay marriage, blasted out a rare joint statement approving the legal decision.

“Today’s decision affirms that DOMA deprives same sex couples of equal protection under the law,” Mr. Bloomberg said. Continue reading “New York Pols Cheer Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Provision”