Liu Defends Fundraising Practices
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
New York City comptroller John Liu defended his fundraising practices on Wednesday following a report that questions the legitimacy of some donations.
The New York Times investigated nearly 100 donors listed on Liu’s campaign finance reports, and reportedly found about two dozen irregularities — from the source of donations to whether some donors even existed.
Liu said his team can prove there was no wrong-doing, but will investigate further.
"We have copies of signed checks, and signed donor forms by each of these donors," Liu told WNYC on Wednesday. "It's unclear to me how the interviews were conducted by the Times. Nonetheless the donors in question will be further reviewed by my campaign."
Liu announced recently he raised $1 million in the first six months of the year, establishing him as a contender to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.