The Chinese billionaire and property developer Huang Xiangmo has denied ever giving an illegal donation of $100,000 cash to New South Wales Labor, and attacked the media for “sensationalising” the story.
It is the first time Huang has spoken about the explosive allegations at the centre of an anti-corruption investigation that have already led to the suspension of the NSW Labor boss Kaila Murnain. Evidence to the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption alleges Huang delivered $100,000 cash in an Aldi bag to the then NSW Labor general secretary, Jamie Clements, before a series of straw donors were used to mask the money’s origins.
Huang released a statement to the Chinese-language website Sydney Today, denying any knowledge of the cash. He said he had “nothing to do” with either the donation or any straw donor. “I am not the source of the alleged donation,” he wrote.
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