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Jimmy Kuang Zui Meng

Chinese: 孟廣瑞
Current Location:: United States
Birthplace: Shandong, China
Immediate Family:

Son of 孟繼海
Husband of Private
Father of Grace Meng, U.S. Congress and Private

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Jimmy Meng

Jimmy Meng (simplified Chinese: 孟广瑞; traditional Chinese: 孟廣瑞; pinyin: Mèng Guǎngruì, born 1944) is a former New York State Assemblyman representing the 22nd Assembly District, which includes Flushing and College Point in Queens, New York.

In 2004, Meng became the first Asian American to be elected to the New York State Legislature. He ran on Democratic, Independence, and Conservative tickets, beating out Republican candidate Meilin Tan, Working Families candidate Barry Grodenchik, and Green candidate Evergreen Chou. 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 his Chief of Staff was Sandra Ung.

He was succeeded by another Asian American Ellen Young. In turn, Young lost the September 9, 2008 Democratic primary to Grace Meng.

Jimmy Meng was arrested on federal bribery charges on July 25, 2012. He had allegedly promised to help a defendant bribe Manhattan prosecutors in exchange for a $80,000 cash bribe concealed in a fruit basket.

On March 12, 2013, Meng was sentenced to a month in jail, a fine of $30,000, three months of house arrest, and 750 hours of community service for his role in the bribery scheme.

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Jimmy Meng's Timeline

Shandong, China
October 1, 1975
Queens, New York, Queens County, New York, United States
- 2006
Age 61
New Uork State Assembly, Albany, New York, United States