John Liu visits S&L Aerospace Metals to speak about employment in 2010.

Liu defends his indicted Flushing campaign treasurer

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Comptroller, City Offices on March 29, 2012 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu defended his campaign treasurer and described his political future in hazy terms in a recent interview, even as he kept on producing audits on city agencies. Liu strongly defended Jia “Jenny” Hou, the 25-year-old Flushing treasurer of his campaign who was arrested on charges of wire fraud and could face 60 [...]

City Comptroller John Liu marches in the St. Pat’s Parade for All.

Liu remains unruffled despite staffer’s arrest

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Comptroller, City Offices, Mayor on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu has not stopped attending events or City Council hearings in the week after his campaign treasurer Jia “Jenny” Hou was charged with funneling illegal donations to his mayoral war chest even as Democratic insiders are questioning how a bid for Gracie Mansion could possibly take place. Liu made an appearance at [...]

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Liu campaign staffer arrested on illegal fund-raising charges

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Comptroller, City Offices on March 1, 2012 | No Comments

A campaign staffer for city Comptroller John Liu was arrested Tuesday afternoon, making her the second person associated with Liu’s mayoral campaign to be charged by federal officials in connection with questionable donations, according to court documents. Jia “Jenny” Hou, 25, was charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice for her alleged role in [...]

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Koo makes switch to Dem Party

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 32, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Koo is the wealthy owner of the Starside Drugs pharmacy chain and self-financed his campaign. “We cherish [...]

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Liu returns contributions, IDs bundlers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22 on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu returned nearly $50,000 in contributions and disclosed a list of his campaign bundlers as promised last week amid questions about the finances of his unofficial 2013 campaign for mayor. Nearly all of the $48,470 Liu gave back to donors was refunded on and after Nov. 16, the day a bundler [...]

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More bread for top teachers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, District 39, Mayor on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed incentives, including merit pay, so the city can retain and recruit the best teachers during his State of the City address last Thursday in the Bronx. The mayor also called on the state to pass minimum wage legislation so the pay is higher than federal standards. “The single most important factor [...]