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John Liu's Ex-Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 - 11:53 AM

The lawyer for New York City Comptroller John Liu says his client may seek to be tried separately from her codefendant.

Attorney Gerald Lefcourt notified a judge of the possibility Tuesday as his client, Jia Hou, pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Her name was added last week to an indictment returned against a New Jersey man. The man was arrested several months ago on charges he conspired to funnel illegal contributions donated by an undercover FBI agent posing as a businessman. He too pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Lefcourt says he'll have more to say about the reasons for a severance motion at the next hearing July 10.

Hou is charged with being part of a scheme that used straw donors to funnel illegal contributions to the campaign.

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