From the NY Post:
Some 13 employees at Chang’s McSam Hotel Group and his Comfort Inn in Flushing dropped $800 each into Liu’s coffers. Over at W&L Construction, which has worked on properties Chang developed, 19 more employees gave Liu $800 each, for a total haul of more than $15,000.
If Liu returns those donations, he’s essentially admitting that he knows Sam Chang & Co. were the real source of that funny money.
But if he keeps the Chang checks, he’s holding on to donations that seem mighty likely to be illegal.
Either way, it looks like Liu is in a fix.
Fact is, this man has no business playing any role in city government — least of all as comptroller, where he’s trusted to oversee the city’s $65 billion budget and billions more in pension investments.
Which is why he needs to drop the act and resign immediately.
Things are only going to get uglier for John Liu from here on. He should spare the city the taint of his presence and get himself gone. Now.
Sounds an awful lot like commentary posted here over the weekend...