Scandal-scarred state Senate hopeful John Liu will take money from just about anyone.
The former city comptroller and failed mayoral candidate, who faces a bruising Democratic primary battle Tuesday against Queens incumbent Tony Avella, has raked in $706,190 — but some of it is from shady sources.
He accepted a donation from a group linked to Chinese organized crime, campaign filings show. And a nonprofit, the Fukien Benevolent Association, held a prohibited fund-raiser for Liu in June that raked in a reported $15,000.
Liu’s campaign also received donations from two other tax-exempt groups, which are not allowed to make political contributions.
The Fukien American Association, which shares the same East Broadway building as the Fukien Benevolent Association but is a separate organization, donated $4,000 to Liu on June 29.
The Fukien American Association has been tied to the Fuk Ching gang, a powerful organized-crime racket with branches in New York and Los Angeles that specializes in human trafficking and extorting Chinatown merchants, according to a 2007 report by the Justice Department.
Neither group returned messages seeking comment.
“The NY Post is negligently ignorant of the incontrovertible evidence that no contributions were received from a [tax-exempt] organization, and since they don’t have any facts to support their story they’re just making them up,” said Liu campaign spokesman Austin Shafran.
He failed to provide the “incontrovertible” proof, and did not address the donations from a group linked to a brutal crime ring.