From the Daily News:
City Controller John Liu’s No. 2 is stepping down, dealing a major blow to the scandal-scarred pol and plans to overhaul the city’s $120 billion pension system, the Daily News has learned.
Our Blau and Moore report:
Liu’s office will announce Monday that First Deputy Controller Eric Eve is departing for a private sector job in two weeks, according to a source.
Eve oversaw more than 700 employees and an annual operating budget of $74 million. He was also considered the driving force behind streamlining the city’s five pension boards, which cover more than 500,000 retired and active city employees.
Eve’s resignation comes as federal investigators probe Liu’s campaign. In November, Liu fund-raiser Oliver Pan was busted for allegedly funneling contributions through straw donors.