Two former associates of Comptroller John Liu avoided lengthy sentences for theirinvolvement in funneling the Liu campaign cash through an illegal fundraising scheme. Jia Hou and Xing Wu Pan faced maximum sentences of up to 20 years but only received sentences of a few months. Hou was sentenced to 10 months and Pan to four. Liu decried the entire investigation. “For reasons I may never fully understand the U.S. attorney’s office set out to destroy me with what has been described as an extraordinarily intrusive and exhaustive investigation,” said Liu.
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