Report Finds Far More Issues With John Liu’s Campaign Financing

City Comptroller John Liu. (Photo: Getty Images)
City Comptroller John Liu. (Photo: Getty Images)

A consultant’s report released today by the city’s Campaign Finance Board suggests the problems with City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral campaign may have extended far beyond the findings of a federal investigation that resulted in the convictions of a fund-raiser and the campaign’s former treasurer.

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John Liu Refunds Tainted Campaign Contributions

City Comptroller John Liu. (Facebook.com/Liu.NYC)
City Comptroller John Liu. (Facebook.com/Liu.NYC)

City Comptroller John Liu refunded more than $14,000 worth of contributions implicated in the straw donor scheme that has overshadowed his campaign, new campaign filings show.

Mr. Liu, whose former treasurer and a fund-raiser were found guilty earlier this month on federal campaign finance fraud charges, returned 29 contributions, which ranged from $50 to $1,000, the filings show.

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John Liu ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Guilty Verdicts but Vows to Soldier On

John Liu. (Photo: Facebook)
John Liu. (Photo: Facebook)

Comptroller John Liu said he’s saddened by the guilty verdict this afternoon against two of his former associates–a one-time campaign treasurer for his mayoral bid and a former donor–but he insisted it’s not going to slow him down.

“I am deeply saddened by the verdict. I continue to believe in Jenny being a good person and exceptional individual,” he said in a statement released by his campaign, referring to Jia “Jenny” Hou, his former aide.

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