From the Daily News:
Queens City Councilman John Liu told yet another version of his childhood in a sweatshop Monday and now says his mother worked at home "most of the time."
It's a vastly different story than he's told in TV ads about how he and his mom toiled long hours in sweatshops to "make ends meet."
Liu casts his parents as struggling immigrants forced to do menial work after arriving from Taiwan in the early 1970s and routinely says his father, Joseph Liu, had to become a "low level" bank clerk after leaving the Bank of Taiwan, which sent him to New York for an education.
But when Joseph Liu later became a top executive in the Great Eastern Bank, the bank issued financial documents in 1990 that described his background differently:
"In November 1972, [Joseph Liu] joined Hokkaido Takushoku Bank as an International Officer, helping to establish a new money center in New York," the bank reported. "He was in charge of most of the departments in that Bank until 1983."
The bank document does not say how much Liu's father earned but records show the family bought a house in Bayside in 1977 with a $58,000 mortgage.
Liu's father and three other Great Eastern Bank execs were convicted of bank fraud in 2001.
On Tuesday, Liu's mother recanted her earlier statements.