From the NY Times:
Mr. Liu, the city’s top fiscal watchdog and a probable candidate for mayor in 2013, has been under pressure to explain his fund-raising practices after an investigation by The New York Times raised questions about the source and legitimacy of his campaign donations, including whether some of the donors he reported even existed.
The Times also found that Mr. Liu had failed to comply with a city requirement that he disclose the names of so-called bundlers — well-connected individuals who collect contributions for a candidate from friends, relatives, business associates and others.
When questioned about this several weeks ago, Mr. Liu said his campaign would begin complying with the city disclosure requirements on bundlers, or intermediaries. But on Monday, his campaign’s lawyer, Martin Connor, indicated that it would be months before the campaign disclosed the names. He said the Liu campaign had compiled its list of bundlers but was recently advised by the New York City Campaign Finance Board to delay reporting the names until the next filing deadline, in January.
Mr. Connor also declined a request to release the list of bundlers to The Times, saying that such a list would not be “binding” or “official” until it was filed with the city. “You cannot have the names until they are filed with the campaign finance board,” he said. “That’s final.”
But a senior official with the finance board, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to appear to be engaging in a public spat, said the board had not told the campaign to wait until January to disclose its bundlers to the city.