NYC Comptroller’s Campaign Treasurer Charged With Fraud

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 5:12 PM EST) -- New York prosecutors on Tuesday leveled fraud charges against the campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John C. Liu for her alleged role in manipulating illegally large campaign donations to secure matching contributions from the city’s campaign finance board.

Jia "Jenny" Hou, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning when Manhattan prosecutors accused her of circumventing New York City Campaign Finance Board rules by facilitating the use of straw donors to mask large individual donations above the board's $4,950 limit, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney...
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