The main fundraiser for Comptroller, and mayoral hopeful, John Liu was arrested today, according to the FBI.
Hou was arrested for allegedly using straw donors to collect illegal
campaign contributions, an allegation that has dogged Liu’s campaign
Jia “Jenny” Hou, 25, his campaign treasurer, will be arraigned later today in Manhattan Federal Court.
Hou is the second person around Liu to be arrested. Another fundraiser, Xing Wu Pan, was arrested in November.
Liu is keeping his distance from the controversy.
“I am stunned by this news about Jenny Hou. These accusations against her are uncharacteristic and unexpected. Jenny is a smart, hardworking person who I hope will be treated fairly," Liu said in a statement.