From the Daily News:
Queens Rep. Grace Meng is asking a federal judge to go easy on her father when he’s sentenced for a bribery scheme.
When Jimmy Meng was arrested by the FBI last year, his daughter was in the middle of a race for the congressional seat and never appeared with other family members at court appearances in Brooklyn.
But with Jimmy Meng’s sentencing scheduled for March 12, Grace Meng, a Democrat, is the most prominent letter writer to Federal Judge Allyne Ross seeking leniency for the ex-assemblyman.
“When I first heard about the arrest, my heart felt broken for him,” she wrote on plain stationery with no mention of the political office she holds.