Feds Must Reveal Alleged NYC Comptroller Straw Donors

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday ordered prosecutors to identify up to 40 people who they claim made illegal campaign donations to New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, handing a pretrial victory to two figures charged with arranging the funds.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan said the government must disclose by Dec. 14 the names of people it alleges acted as straw donors at the behest of Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan, a Liu fundraiser, and Jia “Jenny” Hou, Liu's campaign treasurer. Pan and...
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