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Democratic fundraiser is a fugitive in plain sight (big Clinton moneyman)
LATimes ^ | 8-29-07 | Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields

Posted on 08/29/2007 12:41:19 AM PDT by STARWISE

California authorities have sought businessman Norman Hsu for 15 years. Since 2004, he has carved out a place of honor raising cash for such candidates as Hillary Rodham Clinton.

For the last 15 years, California authorities have been trying to figure out what happened to a businessman named Norman Hsu, who pleaded no contest to grand theft, agreed to serve up to three years in prison and then seemed to vanish.

"He is a fugitive," Ronald Smetana, who handled the case for the state attorney general, said in an interview. "Do you know where he is?"

Hsu, it seems, has been hiding in plain sight, at least for the last three years.

Since 2004, one Norman Hsu has been carving out a prominent place of honor among Democratic fundraisers. He has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions into party coffers, much of it earmarked for presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

In addition to making his own contributions, Hsu has honed the practice of assembling packets of checks from contributors who bear little resemblance to the usual Democratic deep pockets.

A self-described apparel executive with a variety of business interests, Hsu has focused on delivering hefty contributions from citizens who live modest lives and are neophytes in the world of campaign giving.

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Barcella said his client did not remember pleading to a criminal charge and facing the prospect of jail time.

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(Hsu) is credited with donating nearly $500,000 to national and local party candidates and their political committees in the last three years.

He earned a place in the Clinton campaign's "HillRaiser" group by pledging to raise more than $100,000 for her presidential bid.

Records show that Hsu helped raise an additional $500,000 from other sources for Clinton and other Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; bigmoney; bubba; chicomspy; china; clinton; democrats; dnc; funneling; hillary; hillaryscandals; hsu; normanhsu
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Just Damn .. and she'll never suffer for it ... it'll just be swept aside while the MSM continue to foment their anti-Bush attacks. There's NO one the craven Clintons won't use and manipulate .. and I wonder what he's gotten for all his diligent work.

Link to Wall Street Journal article about Hsu's $$$ antics

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1887586/posts

1 posted on 08/29/2007 12:41:23 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: BurbankKarl; SE Mom; kcvl; jveritas; AliVeritas; Alas Babylon!; doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE

PING~~!


2 posted on 08/29/2007 12:43:29 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Wonder which country he’ll be appointed ambassador of the United States to, after his day one pardon?


3 posted on 08/29/2007 12:44:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: STARWISE

Even some on the Insane side of the Democratic Party are starting to realize what a threat she is to the Republic.

A Thread on KOS about this on Sunday night had over 200 reply’s...


4 posted on 08/29/2007 12:44:33 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll take “What is China?” for $400, Alex.


5 posted on 08/29/2007 12:47:59 AM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality"--Ayn Rand)
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To: tcrlaf; 2ndDivisionVet

They sure have a thing for the Chinese ... I shudder to think of what their operatives are handing over.. not to mention the priceless info and technology Bubba already gave them.


6 posted on 08/29/2007 12:49:11 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: All

Wall Street Journal article thread link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1887586/posts


7 posted on 08/29/2007 12:52:46 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
and she'll never suffer for it

I don't know ... With the L.A. Times and the Wall Street Journal hot on this -- not to mention Drudge -- we may have one that sticks, here.

8 posted on 08/29/2007 12:52:50 AM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: JennysCool

Praying something ends their plague ...


9 posted on 08/29/2007 12:53:39 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Is Hsu or his handlers trying to embarass Clinton or what?


10 posted on 08/29/2007 12:53:43 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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Or is this the little “indiscretion” that distracts from the much larger one?


11 posted on 08/29/2007 12:54:57 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Hard to know what they’re up to .. Hsu lives in NYC, owns garment manufacturing companies supposedly. But, he’s obviously got some hold over these CA Chinese ..


12 posted on 08/29/2007 12:56:01 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Bahbah; Fudd Fan; holdonnow; tiredoflaundry; Brad's Gramma

PING ~~!


13 posted on 08/29/2007 12:57:04 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
I thought this breathing turd was already in jail?! You mean the dishonest, inept, disingenuous justice department let him get away and they can’t find him!! I just can’t believe it. I honestly thought he was in jail.
14 posted on 08/29/2007 1:38:27 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.....for without victory there is no survival." Winston Churchill)
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To: STARWISE

We will never know, we will just never know.


15 posted on 08/29/2007 1:39:53 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.....for without victory there is no survival." Winston Churchill)
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To: JennysCool
...we may have one that sticks, here.

Wouldn't that be nice!

16 posted on 08/29/2007 1:41:46 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: JennysCool
"we may have one that sticks, here."

Not a chance. This will be just another vast right wing conspiracy against women.

17 posted on 08/29/2007 1:47:46 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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Put a bounty on him.


18 posted on 08/29/2007 1:59:13 AM PDT by D-fendr
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To: STARWISE

Sooooo, now we know the name of her first pardon...


19 posted on 08/29/2007 2:06:43 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: STARWISE; All
Norman Hsu is on the Board of Trustees of The New School in New York City. Bernard Schwartz is the Vice Chair of the Trustees. Bernard Schwartz, if you forgot, was the CEO of Loral Space & Communications, the company fined for giving China our ballistic missile technology and Schwartz was Clinton's largest donor during the 1996 fundraising scandal.

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey is the president of The New School. The New School.

20 posted on 08/29/2007 2:09:43 AM PDT by WannabeTurk (chinagatethemovie.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Even if She becomes president, She can not pardon anyone for a state crime.


21 posted on 08/29/2007 3:00:47 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: STARWISE
California authorities have sought businessman Norman Hsu for 15 years.

Apparently they haven't been trying very hard.

IMHO, this is just the beginning of a major campaign fraud story.

Interesting that the WSJ decided to lift this rock and peek underneath right before The Hildabeaste's court date in CA. (That's next Friday, Sept 7, 2007 for those of you not paying attention :)

22 posted on 08/29/2007 3:15:52 AM PDT by upchuck (Today there are 10,000 more illegal aliens in yer country than there were yesterday. 10,000! THINK!)
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To: tcrlaf

If it weren’t for FR, I wouldn’t know about this so the average ignorant citizen is kept totally clueless. Ignorance is bliss and this country could be on the verge of electing another criminal Clinton to the WH.


23 posted on 08/29/2007 4:02:52 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Barcella said his client did not remember pleading to a criminal charge and facing the prospect of jail time.

You just gotta love it! I bet his brains are "jello". He just can't "remember" so it is o.k.!

24 posted on 08/29/2007 4:23:36 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: STARWISE

If Hillery is the DimNom, this will make great fodder for the whoever RepubNom. No time better than the present to start the heat.


25 posted on 08/29/2007 4:25:19 AM PDT by wolfcreek (tagline on holiday)
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To: TexasRedeye
Sure, he doesn't remember pleading to a criminal charge. Yea, right. Only a Democrat could get by with this. I'm sick of it.

Craig tapping his foot is major, major news but Hillary and her criminal activities are swept under the rug.

26 posted on 08/29/2007 4:45:01 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: STARWISE

In a normal presidential primary, this would be blood in the water to one’s opponents, but I don’t think the other Dem candidates dare make anything out of this. It would hurt their chances of being picked for VP or a cabinet post, or just plain not be a healthy choice for them to make.

I hope I’m wrong though, but that’s the only way I see this thing growing legs.


27 posted on 08/29/2007 4:53:38 AM PDT by Iowamerican
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To: STARWISE
He earned a place in the Clinton campaign's "HillRaiser" group by pledging to raise more than $100,000 for her presidential bid.

Well, Madame Satan isn't being too secretive about her true self, basically calling her biggest helpers "Hell-raisers"

28 posted on 08/29/2007 4:54:31 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: STARWISE
Hillary is not the only benefactor of the scheme -

...’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.

Hsu has developed a specialty of bundling hefty campaign contributions from obscure citizens who live modest lives and have never before given money to campaigns. Many are not even registered to vote.

Over the years other recipients of Hsu donations have included Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Edward Kennedy.’.....

29 posted on 08/29/2007 4:56:01 AM PDT by IrishMike (As America wins, the Democrats and their apologists lose.)
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To: STARWISE

“There’s NO one the craven Clintons won’t use and manipulate .. and I wonder what he’s gotten for all his diligent work. “

My bet is a shot at Monica.


30 posted on 08/29/2007 5:16:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (When O'Reilly comes out from under his desk, tell him to give me a call. Hunter/Thompson in 08.)
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To: JennysCool

“I don’t know ... With the L.A. Times and the Wall Street Journal hot on this — not to mention Drudge — we may have one that sticks, here.”

All it takes is a bunch of these people to band together and tell the Clintons to piss off. This is the story of the decade. This could bring down the Clintons. But the panty waists are too afraid to wind up in Ft. Marcy Park.


31 posted on 08/29/2007 5:18:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (When O'Reilly comes out from under his desk, tell him to give me a call. Hunter/Thompson in 08.)
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To: STARWISE

PravdABDNC is too busy chasing Gonzales/Rove/Libby and any other Republican to chase a real Crook. Thank Gore for the internet.

Pray for W and Our Troops


32 posted on 08/29/2007 5:19:11 AM PDT by bray (Member of the FR President Bush underground fighting FR BDS)
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To: STARWISE

It’s good to see the Democrats have returned to their roots of money corruption.


33 posted on 08/29/2007 5:19:15 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: STARWISE

He DOESN’t REMEMBER FACING JAIL TIME????? LOL!!! He has learned at the Mistress’s Hillary’s feet well...”I don’t remember”....will get you thru life in the Democrat Party in America!!


34 posted on 08/29/2007 5:35:33 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: WannabeTurk

Could you please post that same info on EVERY Hillary THREAD??? Thanks!!


35 posted on 08/29/2007 5:37:27 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: STARWISE

“Just Damn .. and she’ll never suffer for it ... it’ll just be swept aside while the MSM continue to foment their anti-Bush attacks.”

Last time I checked the WSJ and LAT WERE part of the MSM. Has that changed?


36 posted on 08/29/2007 5:39:57 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: IrishMike
Can one take a CROOKS money and not have to return it??

Why didn't theis LA TIMES story reference the people in that LIME GREEN HOUSE that gave all that money on the same day HE did??

37 posted on 08/29/2007 5:40:34 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: STARWISE
This story reminds me of something!

A few months ago I pleaded guilty to a check kiting scheme! I was to report to jail last week!

Just one of those things thats so easy to forget........

38 posted on 08/29/2007 5:40:34 AM PDT by JRochelle (“Never trust a man who makes toys in a land where children are forbidden.”)
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To: WannabeTurk

James Murtha
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

does Jimmy have a brother in Congress by chance..??


39 posted on 08/29/2007 5:43:37 AM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: JRochelle
His brain must be jello like Hillary's.

Leni

40 posted on 08/29/2007 5:44:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

“Is Hsu or his handlers trying to embarass Clinton or what?”

Get real, a Clinton cannot be embarassed.


41 posted on 08/29/2007 5:48:04 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: IrishMike
Over the years other recipients of Hsu donations have included Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Edward Kennedy.’.....

Also Tom "Dung Heap" Harkin.

42 posted on 08/29/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT by xjcsa (Hillary Clinton is nothing more than Karl Marx with huge calves.)
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To: tcrlaf

“even some on the insane side of the democratic party are starting to realize what a threat she is to the republic.”

democrats and power....a dangerous, obnoxious and ill-advised combination.


43 posted on 08/29/2007 5:49:47 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Impeach the Boy
Get real, a Clinton cannot be embarassed.

they don't need anymore trouble, I mean how can this help the Clintons

44 posted on 08/29/2007 5:59:40 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: STARWISE

Hillary is a crook and a paranoid megalomaniac.

She must have been envious of Nixon during those Watergate years, likely thinking that he just wasn’t smart enough to avoid taking the blame.


45 posted on 08/29/2007 6:12:27 AM PDT by motor_racer (Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.)
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To: STARWISE

“...and I wonder what he’s gotten for all his diligent work.”

Some sort of guarantee that they won’t take him for an evening stroll through Fort Marcy Park? ;)

I’m surprised that “The LA Slimes” has published even THIS much about the situation.


46 posted on 08/29/2007 6:15:08 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: WannabeTurk

Wow!


47 posted on 08/29/2007 6:20:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: STARWISE

Wonder if California will get Mr, Hsu????


48 posted on 08/29/2007 6:28:31 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Nothing hurts them...Bullet to the brain of Foster, court sought documents stashed in Hillary’s living quaters, perjury, terrorists pardoned,...and this is a SHORT list...

Democrat voters DO NOT CARE if their canidates are criminals; they only care that they are NOT republicans.... and Hillary is NOT close enough to this one that any responsibility can be traced to her. If all the things above didn’t stop them, this won’t either.

And as for embarassed...they have no shame...one most possess some sense of shame to be embarrassed.


49 posted on 08/29/2007 6:29:08 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Nothing hurts them...Bullet to the brain of Foster, court sought documents stashed in Hillary’s living quarters, perjury, terrorists pardoned,...and this is a SHORT list...

Democrat voters DO NOT CARE if their canidates are criminals; they only care that they are NOT republicans.... and Hillary is NOT close enough to this one that any responsibility can be traced to her. If all the things above didn’t stop them, this won’t either.

And as for embarassed...they have no shame...one most possess some sense of shame to be embarrassed.


50 posted on 08/29/2007 6:29:20 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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