|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 22nd district
|Preceded by||Barry Grodenchik|
|Succeeded by||Ellen Young|
|Born||1944 (age 70–71)|
Jimmy Meng was arrested on federal bribery charges on July 25, 2012; he allegedly promised to help a defendant bribe Manhattan prosecutors in exchange for a cash bribe concealed in a fruit basket. It was reported that the potential bribe money went into Meng's pocket, all $80,000 in what the media called the "Fruit Basket Bribery Case".
In 2004, Meng became the first Asian American to be elected to the legislature in New York State history. He served only one term, having decided against running for re-election in 2006 following a scandal regarding election irregularities in his first campaign. His campaign manager was his daughter, Grace Meng, and Chief of Staff was Sandra Ung.
On March 12, 2013, Jimmy Meng and daughter, Congresswoman Grace Meng, left Brooklyn Federal Court after Meng was sentenced to a month in jail and a $30,000 fine for his role in the bribery scheme.
- "First Asian American in the NY State Assembly", ChinaDaily, 05-11-2004. Retrieved on 16-02-2007
- Noah C. Zuss, "Meng Beats Young in Primary for Flushing Seat." "Southeast Queens Press," Sept. 12-18, 2008, p. 11
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