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NYC comptroller's campaign treasurer busted by feds in 'straw donor' scheme

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu's campaign treasurer was busted today on charges she helped funnel illegal political donations into the Queens Democrat's war chest.

Jia "Jenny" Hou conspired to help wealthy Liu backers evade a $4,950 limit on individual contributions by using "straw donors" to pass along their money, according to the feds.

Hou, 25, was allegedly caught offering to reimburse a crooked donation during a series of computer "instant messages" on July 14, and allegedly instructed campaign volunteers on how to make the contributions look legit.

She's also accused of failing to disclose the identities of 59 campaign-contribution "bundlers" until January -- despite having used them for more than two years -- and then leaving "multiple" names off the list.

On top of that, Hou allegedly withheld incriminating documents after she was slapped with subpoenas by government investigators last year.

Click here to read more on this story from the New York Post.