A Texas woman romantically linked to indicted U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY.) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges she lined up straw donors for his 2010 campaign but then denied through her lawyer that Grimm knew anything about it.
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.