Attempted fraud in the race for NYC mayor
Jia "Jenny" Hou lied to the FBI to cover up a plot to secure illegal campaign contributions for City Comptroller John Liu.
Xing Wu "Oliver" Pan took an illegal $16,000 contribution to John Liu's campaign for mayor and then split it up among straw donors.
City Comptroller John Liu on a January visit to the Queens Chronicle, during which he expressed frustration that the government has been investigating his campaign for mayor for so long.
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said the defendants in the John Liu fundraising case "stuck a knife into the heart of New York City's campaign finance law."