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Liu: I've done nothing wrong

Colby Hamilton / WNYC

A day after his first ever state of the city speech--seen by some as essentially a 2013 mayoral campaign event--Comptroller John Liu continued to defend his campaign against accusations of inappropriate fundraising practices.

"We have always conducted ourselves honestly and with the highest level of integrity," Liu said, appearing on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show. "At no time did my campaign act improperly in any way and I've done nothing wrong, and I've not been accused of doing anything wrong."

Oliver Pan, the Liu fundraiser accused of helping a wealthy donor funnel funds through straw donors, is expected to be arraigned today. Liu's campaign is currently under federal investigation for its fundraising practices as far back as 2009.

Listen to Comptroller Liu on Brian Lehrer's show this morning: