From the Daily News:
A congressional hopeful accepted a $300 campaign contribution from a family friend whose fundraising shenanigans tarnished her father’s political career.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng, running in a Democratic primary in the re-drawn 6th Congressional District in Queens, accepted the contribution from her father’s one-time administrative aide, Simon Ting.
“We appreciate the opportunity to discuss this $300 contribution, received just a few days after Assemblywoman Meng announced her campaign and given by an old friend of her father’s, but will not be returning it,” said Michael Tobman for Meng’s campaign.
Ting pled guilty in 2007 to a misdemeanor charge of attempted offering of a false instrument for fabricating 36 voter registration forms with incorrect addresses in Jimmy Meng’s successful 2004 Assembly race. He was sentenced to a $500 fine.
Ting had written in his own address or that of a bookstore owned by Jimmy Meng on the fraudulent voter forms, the District Attorney’s office stated.
Queens DA Richard Brown’s office said at the time that the forms had no bearing on the elder Meng’s 2004 win and that they believed Ting acted alone.
However, Jimmy Meng did not run for re-election, citing health concerns, and Ting was charged a couple weeks after the elder Meng’s term ended.