From the Politicker:
City Comptroller John Liu is fuming after his former campaign treasurer and a fund-raiser were sentenced to prison terms by a judge earlier today.
“For reasons I may never fully understand, the U.S. Attorney’s Office set out to destroy me with what has been described as an extraordinarily intrusive and exhaustive investigation,” Mr. Liu said in a statement, which continued to defend Ms. Hou.
“Failing to find that I had done anything wrong, they proceeded to set up a weak man and a wonderful young woman. Jenny Hou does not deserve this ordeal and injustice she has been put through,” he contended. “I am very sad but even more angry at what has occurred. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was wrong and should not be proud of its conduct.”
According to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office, Mr. Pan was sentenced to four months in prison while Ms. Hou was sentenced to 10 months. Both were assigned an additional three years of supervised release.