An exhaustive case against John Liu, minus the charges

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Ongoing probes of John Liu's fund-raising have ensnared a former campaign treasurer, a contributor and, most recently, a longtime aide.

But what the "exhaustive investigation" by federal authorities, which included tapping Liu's phones for more than a year, does not include are charges against Liu himself.

He has not been accused of any wrongdoing, and has publicly challenged the feds to present any evidence against him. 

In the meantime, Liu has continued with the dual functions of New York City comptroller and all-but-announced candidate for mayor. And the investigation, according to the Times, is all but finished.

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