John Liu Appoints New Campaign Treasurer

The previous treasurer was arrested on charges she was part of a scheme that used straw donors to funnel large, illegal contributions to the campaign

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:33 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
The campaign treasurer for New York City mayoral candidate John Liu is accused of using so-called

The campaign treasurer for New York City mayoral candidate John Liu is accused of using so-called "straw donors" to allegedly circumvent campaign finance limits and grab more matching funds from taxpayers, the U.S. attorney said Tuesday. Government Affairs reporter Melissa Russo reports.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Embattled City Comptroller John Liu has a new campaign treasurer.     

He replaces the Democrat's previous treasurer, who was arrested on charges she was part of a scheme that used straw donors to funnel large, illegal contributions to the campaign.     

A federal probe into illegal contributions to Liu's campaign has also resulted in the arrest of a fundraiser.     

Despite the arrests, Liu says he's moving forward with plans to run for office in 2013. He had been considered a top contender to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg when the billionaire's third term ends.     

Liu is the first Asian-American to win major elective office in New York.  

The New York City Campaign Finance Board confirmed Wednesday that paperwork was submitted for Shiang Liu, who is of no relation to the comptroller.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news team... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out