Tuesday, August 6, 2013

John Liu denied matching funds

From Crains:

Comptroller John Liu will have $3.5 million less than expected to spend on television advertising, door-to-door canvassing and mailers touting his mayoral candidacy after the city's Campaign Finance Board voted Monday to deny his campaign public matching funds.

The board denied matching funds to Mr. Liu's campaign, citing evidence of pervasive violations of campaign finance laws. Mr. Liu's campaign treasurer and a prominent fundraiser were convicted earlier this year of lying to federal authorities about reimbursing contributions in a straw-donor scheme. Mr. Liu has not personally been accused of any wrongdoing, but the CFB says the responsibility to uphold campaign finance laws lies with the candidate.

"The choice to withhold payment does not require a finding that the candidate has personally engaged in misconduct," board Chairman Joseph Parkes said in a statement. "Under the [law] and board rules, the actions of a campaign's treasurer or other agents are legally indistinguishable from the campaign."


The Flushing Phantom said...

Goodbye Mr. Comptroller, and so long "your honor"!
Liu's mayoral bid just got flushed down the crapper.

I am still amazed at the ignorance of Queens voters.
They all drank the Kool Aid.

John Liu's father gets convicted on federal bank fraud charges (regarding the Great Eastern Bank ) and they still elect his son NYC comptroller.

Does the apple fall far from the tree?
Apparently not! The Liu father and son partners seem just as shady as the notorious Huang father and son duo.

Arrogance, and pathological lying seems to be a shared genetic trait. It can't be just a story. Tommy Huang and John Liu must be related.

Hooray for the final administration of justice which has been long overdo. Johnny can now sink into obscurity.

Now, if Jenny and Oliver start singing about their boss to cut their jail time, Liu might yet be convicted along with them.

Bravo, to the campaign finance board.

Good job!

Jerry Rotondi said...

I'm opening up a bottle of single malt that I've been saving for just this sort of momentous occasion.

Bottoms up! Here's to a continuing investigation into Liu's activities over the years.

And, here's to the feds who broke the case.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will wipe that smirk off of Liu's face!

Anonymous said...

Somebody finally kicked this asshole winking bastard in his arrogant butt! He hasn't even payed up his poster littering fines from his past campaign yet.

The chinese are something else, but the Taiwanese are the real crooks of the lot.

Anonymous said...

Do we know who appoints the Campaign Finance Board?

Anonymous said...

"Do we know who appoints the Campaign Finance Board?"

Yes, we do. It's on their website.

Anonymous said...


Pay your fines, then get Effie lost, ya crook!

Anonymous said...

Goodbye to his CNBC appearances where he calls Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Capital One "crooks" without evidence or justification.

Anonymous said...

So three of the five members were appointed by Bloomberg, and the other two members by Quinn. Is it any surprise that they denied Liu matching funds?

Anonymous said...

He didn't mean to break laws, he's just importing the Chinese way of doing things. I'm glad he was shut down.

Anonymous said...

Hey John , ask your uncle or pop for some money.

Anonymous said...

Who cares who appointed the members? There were to CONVICTIONS in a court of law.

Stop with the crying. The campaign broke the law and he doesn't get matching funds.

He still needs to pay the fines for his illegal signs.

Then he needs to crawl back under the rock he slithered out of in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Finally...that little putz just got his dick cut off...financially speaking.

It's hard to buy TV adds with pennies...and TV is what he needs. Maybe the Chinese network, Sino Vision, will offer him a pro bonno spot or two. But, then again, Liu is Taiwanese and they might not.

Time to face the music...you're cooked Johnny.
Bring on the soy sauce.

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