Jia “Jenny” Hou was sentenced to 10 months in prison and Xing “Oliver” Wu Pan was sentenced to four months in prison and three years of probation.
City Comptroller and mayoral hopeful John Liu was never charged and has denied any wrongdoing.
City Comptroller John Liu’s name came up for the first time in the trial on Thursday when a videotaped conversation between Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan and an undercover FBI agent was played in court.
City Comptroller John Liu has not been charged and is not expected to testify in the conspiracy case. But the trial could complicate his bid for higher office in what’s turning into a hotly contested mayoral race.
Jenny Hou, whose real name is Jia Hou, faces fraud charges. Authorities say Hou used “straw donors” to funnel over-the-limit illegal contributions to the Liu campaign.