From the Daily News:
City controller hopeful John Liu insisted during a recent debate that he's refunded every major contribution from donors linked to groups he's given taxpayer dollars as a city councilman. But it's simply not true.
The Daily News counted at least 10 people on the boards of groups to which he steered money who have lavished him with donations.
- Two board members of Asian Americans for Equality, which got $50,000 from Liu's portion of the City Council slush fund this year. Banking executive Fred Hung gave the maximum $4,950.
- Two board members of the Flushing Business Improvement District gave Liu $4,950 and a third, restaurateur Raymond Chen, appears to have given $5,200. Liu has given the BID $25,000.