Liu’s Campaign Treasurer, Jenny Hou, Arrested

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Liu. Photo: Bloomberg/2010 Bloomberg

Not quite two weeks after a federal grand jury indicted a top John Liu fund-raiser for illegally funneling money to the city comptroller's mayoral campaign, yet another Liu aide has been arrested. This time, the arrested official is even closer to the candidate:  Jenny Hou, his campaign treasurer. Like Xing Wu Pan, the previously arrested top Liu fund-raiser, she's being charged for helping run a scheme to use straw donors to disguise the actual sources of Liu's campaign money; additionally, she's being tagged with obstruction of justice for trying to prevent the ongoing federal investigation of the Liu campaign's fund-raising.  Liu, meanwhile, just keeps on truckin' in his campaign for mayor.