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Law & Order
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.
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John Liu has no regrets.
Entering the masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn the day a federal court sentenced Mr. Liu’s former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou, 27, and fund-raiser Oliver Pan, 47, to prison time, Mr. Liu told Politicker he said he didn’t regret hiring the young aide.
City Comptroller John Liu is fuming after his former campaign treasurer and a fund-raiser were sentenced to prison terms by a judge earlier today.
The fund-raiser, Oliver Pan, 48, and the treasurer, Jenny Hou, 27, were prosecuted for their role in a straw-donor scheme to funnel money into Mr. Liu’s failed mayoral campaign.
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Comptroller John Liu is joining the Bill de Blasio bandwagon.
Mr. Liu, who was defeated by Mr. de Blasio in the Democratic mayoral primary earlier this month, will endorse his former rival today, according to sources. The announcement will be at a press conference in front of the Manhattan Municipal Building.
Through the Liu-king Glass
Some of the city’s leading Democrats are displeased with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s declaration that it would be a “godsend” if all the world’s billionaires relocated to the five boroughs.
Even though he finished a distant fourth in last week’s Democratic primary, Comptroller John Liu was surprisingly upbeat yesterday.
Speaking at a Manhattan “volunteer appreciation party”–he has four more such parties scheduled today–the failed mayoral candidate told Politicker he was ready to look outside of politics for his next gig.
In the one of the stranger election years of the last half century, Norman Seabrook’s labor endorsements still manage to stand out.
Take, for example, Comptroller John Liu.
The bombastic president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association is convinced Mr. Liu, mired in fifth place in the polls and bereft of millions in matching funds following a federal investigation that uncovered fund-raising fraud, will be a 21st century David Dinkins and surge to the top of the heap on Election Day.
If getting late night drunk food delivered or shooing people off to do your errands isn’t satisfying your insatiable need to control every aspect of your life via your phone, now you can complain to the city of New York. And better yet, you don’t have to talk to anybody.
The mayoral candidates made their final pilgrimage to Rev. Al Sharpton’s House of Justice this morning, making their case to Harlem voters as they scramble for support in the campaign’s final stretch.
All of the Gracie Mansion hopefuls have been aggressively courting black support, crisscrossing black neighborhoods and vying for the endorsements of prominent black leaders. But one of the biggest prizes–Mr. Sharpton himself–has chosen to stay mum–a decision that has been seen as a particular blow to Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race.
The overtones were impossible to ignore this morning as Mr. Sharpton took pains to stress that he wasn’t playing favorites and tried to convince those in the audience that there was no bad blood between him and the five candidates present: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, John Liu, Anthony Weiner and Mr. Thompson.
They may be trying to defeat him in the polls, but Bill de Blasio’s mayoral opponents have his back on this one.
Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and John Liu all criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg for labeling Mr. de Blasio’s campaign “racist” because it prominently features his mixed-race family, according to a New York magazine interview published this morning.