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Jury Convicts Two Associates of City Comptroller John Liu

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Two former associates of a candidate seeking to become the city's first Asian-American mayor were convicted Thursday in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds.

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Jury to Begin Deliberations in Liu Campaign Fraud Trial

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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After a two-week trial, the fate of two former John Liu campaign associates rests with a jury. The defendants are accused of conspiring to launder money from big donors seeking to curry favor with the city comptroller and mayoral hopeful John Liu.

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Prosecutors Argue Liu Knew About Fraud Scheme

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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As lawyers began boiling down the trial of two of John Liu's former campaign associates on Tuesday, the prosecution made a pointed argument that Liu himself was in on the campaign finance scheme.

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Prosecution Scores a Victory in Liu Associate Trial

Monday, April 29, 2013

The government got a boost Monday in its corruption trial against two associates of Comptroller John Liu. The judge appears likely to allow the jury to consider whether former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou is guilty of “conscious avoidance.”

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Liu Aide Testifies in Campaign Fundraising Trial

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sharon Lee, an aide to Comptroller John Liu, testified in federal court Thursday that she did propose to reimburse family members who donated to Liu's 2013 mayoral campaign.

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At NY1 Debate, Mayoral Field Tap Dances Around Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

None of the candidates on stage wanted to distance themselves from the city's current historically low murder rates, so they focused on the ways they would change the city's style of policing. There was general agreement that police overuse stop-and-frisk, but they differed on who should lead the police and how much outside oversight is necessary.

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Prosecutors in Liu Corruption Trial Turn to Ex-Treasurer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The corruption trial of a former aide and a donor to comptroller and Democratic mayoral hopeful John Liu continued Wednesday, with court action focusing on former Liu treasurer Jenny Hou.

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The Mayor's Race: Scandal Upon Scandal

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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This week in politics, two aides to Comptroller John Liu faced the federal agent who wiretapped them allegedly committing fraud, and a formerly disgraced Congressman waded deeper into the mayoral waters. It almost makes you forget the guy who tried to bribe his way onto the mayoral ballot.

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FBI Agent Testifies at Liu Campaign Fraud Trial

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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As treasurer for the John Liu campaign, defendant Jia "Jenny" Hou was trained to comply with New York City's Campaign Finance Board's rules - rules she's accused of breaking.

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Lawyers Outline Cases in Trial of Liu Associates

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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In the trial of Xing "Oliver" Pan and Jia "Jenny" Hou, prosecutors outlined their case Tuesday, saying that it will include evidence from an undercover FBI agent who posed as a wealthy businessman seeking to buy access to John Liu through a campaign donation.

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Liu Aide to Testify at Fraud Trial

Monday, April 15, 2013

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A key government witness who has worked for City Comptroller John Liu will take the stand during the trial of two people accused of a fundraising scheme connected to his campaign.

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Quinn's Tough Week to Continue with Paid Sick Leave Hearing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It’s already been a tough week for Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose support of an NYPD Inspector General drew the ire of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And on Friday, she’ll be facing more heat - this time from the Democratic side. A paid sick leave bill that Quinn doesn’t support gets a public hearing for the first time this campaign season on Friday, and it comes the week after two other cities passed similar laws.

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Liu Announces Mayoral Run Amid Crowds of Supporters

Sunday, March 17, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu announced he is joining the crowded field of Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a chaotic scene at City Hall on Sunday. Hundreds of supporters crammed in to stand behind him as he announced, and others were moved to overflow areas, which forced Liu to deliver his speech twice.

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How Much the Mayoral Candidates Have Raised – and Have Left to Spend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota raised more than $729,000 in his first two months in the race, the most of any Democrat or Republican in the field during this filing period. But fundraising totals are just one barometer of a candidate’s formidability, given the city’s complicated public campaign financing system.

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Liu Blasts Inquiry into His Fundraising at Mayoral Forum

Friday, March 01, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu issued a challenge to federal prosecutors at a mayoral forum Thursday night: put up or shut up.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.

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Trial of City Comptroller's Aide Halted Indefinitely

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A trial of City Comptroller John Liu's former campaign treasurer and a fundraiser that has seemed to temper enthusiasm for his expected mayoral run got delayed indefinitely Tuesday after one of the defendants was involuntarily hospitalized for treatment of a mental health condition.

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Federal Corruption Case Involving Liu Associates Inches Forward

Monday, February 04, 2013

A federal judge presiding over the trial of City Comptroller John Liu's former campaign treasurer and a Liu donor has scheduled a conference in the high profile corruption case on Tuesday. The conference may shed some light on why the criminal case was delayed last week.

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Bloomberg Uses Budget to Tout Successes, Warn Successor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wistfully touted his achievements as he outlined his final, $70 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and he warned that whoever follows him will likely face the same difficult budget constraints that he has. 

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Some Mayoral Candidates Aiming to Win Back Labor

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In this season of jockeying for endorsements, there are plenty of mayoral candidates who want to show they feel labor's pain under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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