Trial Over NYC Comptroller's Campaign Finances Delayed

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 6:25 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the criminal trial of two defendants who allegedly helped funnel illegal campaign contributions to New York City Comptroller John Liu, citing mental health problems that forced one of them into the hospital.

U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan said Xu Wing “Oliver” Pan, who is charged with illegally bundling donations to help Liu get around contribution limits, was involuntarily committed.

“Mr. Pan has been involuntarily committed in connection with a mental health condition,” Judge Sullivan said. “He is currently hospitalized and...
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