by Joshua Philipp for The Epoch Times
NEW YORK—After reviewing New York City Comptroller Candidate, John Liu’s campaign finances, discrepancies were found between contributions from donors as listed by the campaign, and information obtained directly from the donors.
Several of Liu’s fundraising events were held by Chinese Associations in New York—most of which have strong connections with the Chinese Consulate and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Required information is also missing on several donors.
A source in the Chinese community in Flushing said several of the names listed on Liu’s financial disclosure never donated. After calling some of Liu’s more than 4,500 listed donors—although many refused to speak—some revealed inconsistencies between their records and Liu’s.
One man (name withheld) is listed as having donated $1,000 to Liu’s campaign. When The Epoch Times phoned him, he said he donated only $50.
Another man (name withheld,) the manager of a business, said he and several others pulled together $1,000 to donate to Liu under a single check. According to the New York City Campaign Finance Board, gathering funds from multiple people and donating them under a single name is called a “nominee contribution,” which is against New York City Campaign Finance Board’s (NYCCFB) laws.