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Top Dem fundraiser turns himself in

Fugitive Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu has surrendered to authorities, reports Paul Elias for the Associated Press:


A top Democratic fundraiser whose criminal past has roiled the campaigns of top presidential candidates turned himself in Friday in California, where he had been a fugitive for more than 15 years.

Judge H. James Ellis ordered Norman Hsu handcuffed and jailed on $2 million bail. The judge declined Hsu's request to immediately reduce the bail by half, instead scheduling a Sept. 5 hearing to consider the request.

Hsu pleaded no contest in 1991 to a felony count of grand theft, admitting he'd defrauded investors of $1 million in a bogus investment scam. He was facing up to three years in prison when he skipped town before his 1992 sentencing date, Deputy Attorney General Ronald Smetana said outside court.


Read the whole story at the link above. Given that all his business ventures have been dead ends, perhaps now he can explain where all the money he's given to Democrats like Hillary, Obama, Boxer, and Ed Rendell came from.


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Comments (36)

Wonder why the rapist Clint... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Wonder why the rapist Clinton didnt sell him a pardon in early 2001. Sure as hell seems like he sold a helluva whole lot of them.

Another shady fund-raising ... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Another shady fund-raising criminal that had close ties to the Clinton's...so what's new.

Have you ever noticed all these China connections here?

Oh, I forgot, the Chicom's sudden development of space technology in the the 1990's is just a sheer co-incidence.

Why oh why is Hillary Clin... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Why oh why is Hillary Clinton a liberal? If only she had married someone elese like a rich Conservative Donald Trump or Robert Murdochfor instance. Hsu was slated to be co-host next month for a Clinton gala featuring the entertainer Quincy Jones You would think Hillary would have learned after the Peter Paul/Holloywood gala debacle in 2000. A word to the Clintons which they will surely ignore 'Behind every big fortune is a big crime', Balzac.

It doesn't matter - as long... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

It doesn't matter - as long as one is protected from all accountability by the Teflon "D".

Steve Crickmore, Trump isn'... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

Steve Crickmore, Trump isn't a big conservative...

And nothing will come of any allegations against Clinton Inc. as the Clinton's have enough of this ill-gotten money to pay people to make it go away. Someone had said they seem like a modern day Mob, and I agree. The Clintons are the modern day mob.

Hsu it occurs to me that if... (Below threshold)
Gmax:

Hsu it occurs to me that if the Dems would just give back this fella the contributions they are so busily distancing themselves from as we speak, he might be able to put up the $2mm in bail. Certainly could put up the 10% since I know some enterprising guy has already calculated donations exceeding $600K to various Dems, and is still calculating.

Think this guy may have been a launderer? Another Riady only this time for the Chinese commies?

Heh, if he lives long enoug... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Heh, if he lives long enough to go to trial its going to be a real enlightening experience. In most Clinton - Chicom fund raising enterprises the 'defendants/suspects' fled the country. The Clinton's have a modus operandi that reads like a history lesson in quid quo pro.

FWIW Crickmore, rich Conservative Donald Trump isn't a conservative, he's a NY liberal and always has been.

Republican Party officials ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Republican Party officials said yesterday that President Bush will give up $6,000 in campaign contributions connected to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, joining an expansive list of politicians who have shed more than half a million dollars in tainted campaign cash.

Oh I'm sorry this about Clinton.

Odd that Crickmore would us... (Below threshold)

Odd that Crickmore would use Balzac to disparage wealth, since the writer couldn't hold onto a franc to save his life, sponging off of family, friends, and finally a wife whilst running various enterprises into the ground (in addition to driving his publishers' costs up with his constant revisions) . . .

But then, the Left always prefers the expertise of those who have never done something to that of those who have, don't they?

Oh look another shady demac... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Oh look another shady demacratic fund raiser in jail or on the run whats the liberals and the left-wing news media to do?

Yep....this is bad.....<br ... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

Yep....this is bad.....
But ya know...
this was worse
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/cunningham/20060218-0002-duke1n18.html

I don't know if Trump was a... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

I don't know if Trump was a liberal or conservtive...Wealth 'trumped' for him, and the only party he considered running for was the Reform party in 2000 as a presidental candidate. I just take that Balzacian quote as a general axiom of caution. I know Balzac was alwys running up debts,(that's why he had to write so much) so was Johh Milton, who married for money to get him out of debt as did Shakespeare and Dr. Johnson (more or less) the two most quoted English writers...I seem to remember Dickens had pretty good knowledge of the debtors' prisons too. Have I missed anyone?

If the media is so biased..... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

If the media is so biased...how come this was not pasted everywhere when it happened...
Support our troops?
http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=6842059&nav=menu410_3

since the writer coul... (Below threshold)

since the writer couldn't hold onto a franc to save his life....what French poet ever could.

"If only she had married so... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

"If only she had married someone elese like a rich Conservative Donald Trump or Robert Murdoch"

Now that is a Hee Haw knee slapper. Donald Trump, a conservative, and pigs like hillary clinton fly.

Hsu just made bail....witha... (Below threshold)

Hsu just made bail....witha payment of $2,000,000 cash.

Donald Trump is supporting ... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Donald Trump is supporting Hillary for President. He's very proud of his friendship with the Clintons.

Chicoms and Clicoms have a ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Chicoms and Clicoms have a lot in common. Clintons sell American technology to the Chinese for campaign donations. Amazingly, this scum is supported by the left and the MSM. Better they were supported by a stout length of hemp.

"He hust made bail....wi... (Below threshold)
914:

"He hust made bail....witha payment of 2,ooo,ooo cash."

Now he'll just flee the country...with Sandy burglars pants.


Hillary's a crooked moneygrubber!

What I don't understand is ... (Below threshold)
Skip:

What I don't understand is why someone who fled before would not be considered a flight risk and be granted bail under any circumstances.

Is there some quirk of California law that requires it?

"connected to disgraced lob... (Below threshold)
yo:

"connected to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff"

And, according to the liberal press, that made Bush an evil, evil, naughty man.

Based oh your logic, that's that make Hillary?

Or, does Bush need to give nukes to the norks and slip missile tech under the pillows of the chinese snoozing in the lincoln bedroom before he gets a free pass?

So nogo,If referen... (Below threshold)
lowmal:

So nogo,

If reference to your Cunningham post, does that mean that Hillary should be bought up on charges, too?

Everything these people touch just turns to sleaze..

When will the hammer drop o... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

When will the hammer drop on Soros? He's a convicted and wanted criminal in France. Every dime he spends on the Clintons and other dimwits (millions of dollars) is money derived from some criminal activity. Every organization he finances is a criminal enterprise from Moveon.org on down. This looks like a major federal case for the Justice Department. Going after Hsu is like running through a herd of stampeding elephants to stomp on a piss ant. Hsu being the piss ant and the other democrat criminals being the stampeding elephants.

A long term Repub... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:


A long term Republican legislator of morality whose homosexual past has roiled the campaigns of other top republican candidates seeking relection has decided to resign. after years hiding in the closet.

Craig pled guilty admitting his own hypocrisy. Now he wants to flip flop and take it all back. He was just picking up some toilet paper on the floor. Yes, a distinguished senator picking up toilet paper on the floor of a public bathroom?

Given that all his legislative ventures were laws targeting the very behavior in which he lusted after perhaps now he and all the other goodie-two-shoes who target gays can explain where all the righteousness comes from.

Kind of ironic, isn''t it? Might be the only job he'll get after his righteous ride of hypocrisy.

Subsititute a few words here and there and the outrage on the right could just as easily be honest about their own hypocrites.

Hey civil stupidity, when... (Below threshold)
RobLACal.:

Hey civil stupidity, when are your criminal leaders going to resign and turn themselves in?

"goodie-two-shoes who target gays"

Really? Funny thing is the only one I see or hear attacking gays are are dirtbags like you and your racist democrat basturds , I mean masters.

civil behav ~ You're on the... (Below threshold)

civil behav ~ You're on the wrong thread. The Craig thread is just above.

I'd wisecrack about it, but I did the same thing today myself.

Jim, oh I meant thi... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:


Jim, oh I meant this thread alright.

Word for word I meant it. Only thing I didn't write was "Top Republican Gay man turns himself in"

........

Jeeeez, every libtard who h... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Jeeeez, every libtard who has posted here uses the "oh yeah? look what XXX did!" defense.

Pathetic, really.

"Subsititute a few words he... (Below threshold)
yo:

"Subsititute a few words here and there and the outrage on the right could just as easily be honest about their own hypocrites"

WTF?

Dude, you're not even trying, any more.

Let he who is without sin c... (Below threshold)
jainphx:

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.Republicans recognize that there is a thing called sin,democraps pretend there is no such thing,there in lies the difference.

I'm going to ignore nogo, B... (Below threshold)

I'm going to ignore nogo, Barney and CB. Believe me, it's difficult, because they are just so damned predictable in their responses, "Hypocrite! LIAR!"

But let me get this straight - Hsu was a fugitive AND he was slated to host a big fund raiser? I mean, that's just the epitome of thumbing your nose at the law; by him and those who put him on the list.

Hsu raised a million dollar... (Below threshold)
kim:

Hsu raised a million dollars for Hillary several months ago co-hosting a fundraiser at Ron Burkle's LA home.

This scandal is getting worse. Lots of people think Craig was outed to divert the public's attention from Hsu, who is a great deal more evil than Craig.
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The list of Democrats funde... (Below threshold)
kim:

The list of Democrats funded by Hsu grows by the minute. Where did his money come from?
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just went around to multipl... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

just went around to multiple MSM websites...they essentially never HEARD of this story!! They are burying it as fast as their little shovels can move!

I love the line of reasonin... (Below threshold)
Steve of Norway:

I love the line of reasoning the donks are using...well now that we've been caught, of course we'll just give that money to charity. Well, would they have if the WSJ hadn't found them out?

Gateway Pundit named it Hsu... (Below threshold)
kim:

Gateway Pundit named it Hsunami yesterday.
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