The former campaign treasurer for City Comptroller John Liu is appealing her conviction on federal corruption charges.
Jenny Hou was found guilty of fraud charges for her role in a straw donor scheme to help fund Liu's campaign for mayor.
She was sentenced to 10 months in prison earlier this month, but hopes that an appeals court will hear her case.
"I am not guilty, so I do not believe that I did anything wrong, and I certainly was not aware or did not have any knowledge of any donors being reimbursed," Hou said. "And the witnesses, the government's witnesses, said so themselves during their testimony."
Hou's lawyer also claims that some evidence was seized with an improper warrant and that the jury was given poor instructions while deliberating.
In a statement, Liu said, "I believe in her and remain hopeful that she will be vindicated."
The U.S. attorney's office had no comment on the appeal.