Saturday, September 01, 2007

Norman Hsu

Smile for the camera:

Then you have the attorney general asking this: Ronald Smetana, who handled the case for the state attorney general, said in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. Bench warrants were issued when he failed to show up to his sentencing hearing.
"He is a fugitive," Smetana said. "Do you know where he is?"

Sure ask Congresswoman Doris Matsui of California, she was getting her picture taken with the guy back in 2005. But so did Hillary Clinton.

Only in California or New York can a fugitive of the law get his picture taken with a Congresswoman/Senator from California/New York and nothing be done.

And look at all of those Democrats who got campaign contributions from the guy:

Since 2004, other than Hillary Clinton, Norman Hsu has contributed to or raised funds for the following:[6][9]
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)[10]
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)[10]
Sen. Robert Casey (D-Penn.)[10]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-Tenn.)[11]
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)[11][12]
Sen. Thomas Harkin (D-Iowa)[11]
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) Donated $1,000 to charity.[13]
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)[10]
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.)[10]
Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.)[10]
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)[11]
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)[11]
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)[10][14] Donated $7,500 to charity.[15]
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)[10]
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)[10]; HOPEFUND[10]
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)[11]
Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)[11]
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)[11]
Rep. Joseph Sestak (D-Penn.)[11] Donated $1,000 to chairty.[16]
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)[10][17]
Sen. Mark E. Udall (D-Co.)[11]
Former presidential candidate Tom Vilsack[11]
Gov. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.)
Gov. Edward G. Rendell (D-Penn.)[18]
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.)[19]
Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-N.Y.)[20]
Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General (D-N.Y.)[21]
Thomas Allen (D-Me.) for Senate[11]
Al Franken (D-Minn.) for Senate[11] Donated $2,600 to charity.[22]
David Wayne Loebsack (D-Iowa) for Congress[11]
Committee for a Democratic Majority[11]
Democratic Campaign Committee of Philadelphia[23]
Democratic Executive Committee of Florida[10]
Democratic National Committee Services[10]
Democratic Party of Wisconsin[10]
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee[11][10]
New York State Committee of the Working Families Party[11]
New York State Democratic Committee[24]
New York State Democratic Party[25]
Tennessee Democratic Party[11]
EMILY's List[10]
Preschool for All[26]
Pro-Issue 2 / Ohio Citizen Action / 2006[27]
Searchlight Leadership Fund[11] (operated by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.))

Poor Hillary Clinton she has to give the money back: But did she do it willingly at first?

"...In just the last 36 months Hsu has been involved in raising more than $1 million for Clinton and other Democrats. Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for the Clinton campaign, confirmed today that Hsu had been a "longtime and generous supporter" of the party including Clinton. "We have no reason to call his contributions into question or to return them," Wolfson added."

What is questionable is how this guy was able to go about his business in public while you have this:

"...Most of the investors in the latex glove venture "certainly did," Smetana said. Before the case went to trial, Hsu's attorneys worked out a plea agreement. In return for dropping 15 counts, Hsu pleaded no contest in February 1992 to one count of grand theft and agreed to serve as long as three years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.

But Hsu failed to show up for a sentencing hearing that summer, and the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest in September 1992, setting his bail at $2 million. Authorities failed to locate Hsu for 15 years, until he was identified in news accounts this week as a prominent donor to Democratic candidates."

Do you buy that part about the authorities? I don't.


A visit from the law firm representing Norman Hsu..........

Tue Sep 409:10:41 AM Morrison & Foerster United StatesMartinez (California, 94553)

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