NYC Comptroller Campaign Returns $20K In Donations

NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for the campaign of New York City Comptroller John Liu says about $20,000 in contributions have been returned after federal authorities began investigating the politician’s fundraising.

George Arzt tells The New York Times in Thursday editions that “refunds are a standard process of campaign committees.” And he says it has been the policy of Liu’s campaign to refund any contribution “when a question is raised.”

Earlier this month, a man who raised money for Liu surrendered to face charges he conspired to funnel illegal contributions amid an investigation of Liu’s campaign finances.

The man’s lawyer has declined to comment. Liu has said that if the charges are true, the “conduct was clearly wrong.”

The comptroller has been considered a possible candidate for mayor in 2013.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. tax payer from the island says:

    LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN…..THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE KNOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME BUT HAVE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT….

    ALL POLITICIANS ARE CROOKS, JUST SOME ARE BETTER THIEVES THAN OTHERS.

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