Earlier today, Jimmy Meng, the father of Assemblywoman — and congressional candidate — Grace Meng, was arrested under allegations of having solicited an $80,000 bribe in a fruit basket to help fix a court case. Understandably, Ms. Meng’s campaign sent out a statement this evening urging caution and patience as the legal process works itself out.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by these allegations. Prior to this afternoon’s reports, I had no knowledge of my father’s actions or the investigation,” she said. “I am independent of my father – always have been, always will be. Until more facts emerge and we have a better understanding of the situation, the only thing further I’ll say is that I urge my father to fully cooperate with all authorities.” Read More