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Defense Attorney for Former Liu Associate Responds

Monday, May 06, 2013

Irwin Rochman, attorney for Xing Wu "Oliver" Pan, who has been convicted of a straw donor scheme to illegally raise campaign funds for New York City Comptroller John Liu, talks about the case against his client. Rochman is also a partner at Tessen, Ryan & Rochman.

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Comments [11]

And here is a "pot", doing whatever a "pot" usually does.
But he certainly asked better questions about the matter than any "reporter" at WNYC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPPCWF8lmwM&NR=1&feature=endscreen

May. 06 2013 01:37 PM

Wouldn't the case against Mr. Liu be solidified by evidence that he knew about the scheme, by his own admission, accompanied by the undocumented claim that as soon as he found out, he issued directives to his staff to cease engaging in the practice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOqecrHyzko

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/regional/this_is_hers_for_the_faking_i4hBLqCHRGrdOKvxI8sWzH

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/nyregion/04quinn.html?scp=13&sq=Dianne+Cardwell%3B+new+york+city+council+slush+fund&st=nyt

May. 06 2013 01:25 PM

Did the NYC Independence Party ever pay 100% commissions to fundraisers for the purpose of generating matching funds?
If so, were such commissions perfectly legal?
Would such a scheme have enabled a recycling of donations, to multiply the amounts of donations that were matched?

May. 06 2013 11:37 AM

Did the NYC Independence Party ever pay 100% commissions to fundraisers for the purpose of generating matching funds?
If so, were such commissions perfectly legal?
Would such a scheme have enabled a recycling of donations, to multiply the amounts donations the were matched?

May. 06 2013 11:29 AM

It is not only Marx who, with each passing day, becomes increasingly vindicated but also such far more "acceptable" figures as Adam Smith and William Jennings Bryan.

May. 06 2013 10:49 AM

This reminds me of the fake controversy over Carl McCall...
Day after day, like the tunnel boring machine for the second avenue subway...The media always attaches the caveat at the end, but it's obvious what's going on here...

May. 06 2013 10:45 AM

Wait a minute!! Let's see if I've got this straight...

Xing Wu "Oliver" Pan is NOT a criminal, he's actually a First Amendment HERO?!?!

May. 06 2013 10:44 AM

Even if we assume the worst in this case, about John Liu, would it even approach what Wall St. has wrought? Not only the blatant criminality but the utter, vicious /predation/? Yet, Liu & Co. face the full force of the law, while the financial terrorists who inflicted misery upon countless people, communities, even entire nations-- continue to enjoy incredible impunity.

Instructive, is it not?

May. 06 2013 10:44 AM
lucy from Brooklyn

Of course the US Attorney or some powerful official had it in for John Liu. Why else would they start phone tapping and set up an undercover scheme when there was no prior evidence that those people had engaged in anything illegal?

Oliver Pan was no regular fundraiser for John Liu. He might have given his own contribution but he was not part of any fundraising staff or a listed bundler. He was, as the lawyer said "collateral damage" in the obsessive pursuit in undermining John Liu.

Saying the fundraiser is someone's event merely means they are the organizers or force behind the event, nothing more. Anything else is interpretation not evidence.

May. 06 2013 10:42 AM

Legal hack defending a political hack.

May. 06 2013 10:36 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

A flash in the pan?

Sorry. I'm no Lenny Lopate.

May. 06 2013 10:28 AM

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