NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two former aides to New York City Comptroller John Liu have been sentenced on campaign finance fraud convictions.
Federal Judge Richard Sullivan sentenced former Liu campaign treasurer Jia “Jenny” Hou to 10 months in prison on Thursday. He said he hoped her May conviction for attempted wire fraud, obstructing justice and making false statements would not lead to her deportation. The Queens resident moved to the United States from China when she was 11.
She conceded she was too inexperienced when she accepted the job of treasurer in 2011 at age 24.