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Democratic Donor a No Show at Hearing Democratic Donor a No Show at Hearing
Breitbart ^ | Sep 5, 2007 | AP

Posted on 09/05/2007 10:11:23 AM PDT by Nachum

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu failed to appear Wednesday for a bail hearing and a judge issued a new warrant for his arrest. Hsu forfeits the $2 million bail he posted last week. Hsu had been a fugitive in California for 15 years during which time he became a top donor to Democratic candidates, including presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

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. Prosecutors say he was facing up to three years in prison when he skipped town before being sentenced.

Federal Election Commission records show Hsu donated $260,000 to the Democratic Party and candidates since 2004.

(This version CORRECTS Corrects that Hsu forfeits bail, sted bail reduction request.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackobama; clinton; democratic; democrats; donor; hearing; hillary; hillaryclinton; hsu; normanhsu; noshow
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The plot thickens...
1 posted on 09/05/2007 10:11:26 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The plot sickens


2 posted on 09/05/2007 10:12:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Nachum
Did anyone really expect him to show....
3 posted on 09/05/2007 10:12:58 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.)
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To: Nachum

A moose once bit my sister A moose once bit my sister


4 posted on 09/05/2007 10:13:03 AM PDT by dirtboy (Chertoff needs to move out of DC, not move to Justice.)
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To: Nachum

I betcha Hillary’s got him where she kept the Rose Firm billing records for all those years.


5 posted on 09/05/2007 10:14:05 AM PDT by JeeperFreeper
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To: SMARTY

Hmmmmm, do I bet on “fled to China” or suicide/plane crash...


6 posted on 09/05/2007 10:14:14 AM PDT by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: Nachum

Where is our news media on this? Including Fox? Where is Fox on the trial coming up in California concerning the Clinton’s fraud accusations? Here we have one of the most important trials of the century and every one is quiet. Especially since we have a Presidential election coming up and the Clinton’s are attempting to run for office again. This is crazy....everyone is quiet about it.


7 posted on 09/05/2007 10:14:24 AM PDT by RC2
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To: dirtboy

sorry about that chief...


8 posted on 09/05/2007 10:14:55 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
The plot thickens...

We'll learn more about what happened to Tony Soprano than we will about what happened to Mr. Hsu.

Now that he's gone, the MSM will have less of a reason to look into the whole mess.

Another Clinton scandal down the memory hole.

9 posted on 09/05/2007 10:15:18 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Nachum

intersting enough but this is featured as breaking news on foxnews.com but nowhwere to be found on either CNN or MSNBC websites.


10 posted on 09/05/2007 10:15:25 AM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NJ no more)
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To: Nachum

I’ll be the first.

Just how many breathless news alerts would the MSM be running if it was a Republican donor to any one of the Republican Presidential candidates?


11 posted on 09/05/2007 10:16:08 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: RC2

Did you really expect any enemedia to question Hillary about funny money or a felon donor?

I didn’t. It’s up to us to make a fuss about it, to be sure people know. Evidently Fox News had this headline this morning. I hope Rush talks about it, as well. I’m wondering if he got the news yet.


12 posted on 09/05/2007 10:16:53 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Nachum

He was recalled to China. Unhealthy levels of lead.


13 posted on 09/05/2007 10:16:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Nachum

He’s dead, Jim.


14 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:05 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Maceman

He’s resting comfortably, somewhere.


15 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:09 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Maceman

“Another Clinton scandal down the memory hole.” Only if the people let it go down that hole. Pressure needs to be put on this as was done with the immigration bill.


16 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:12 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2
“Where is our news media on this? Including Fox? Where is Fox on the trial coming up in California concerning the Clinton’s fraud accusations? Here we have one of the most important trials of the century and every one is quiet. Especially since we have a Presidential election coming up and the Clinton’s are attempting to run for office again. This is crazy....everyone is quiet about it.”

This sure reminds you of Sandy Berger and how he got off. Are Republicans gutless or complicet? And yes, where is FOX News?

17 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:40 AM PDT by paguch
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To: Nachum

Did anyone at all think he wouldn’t run?


18 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:47 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: JeeperFreeper; SE Mom; ravingnutter; backhoe; Lancey Howard; Enchante; gpapa; AliVeritas; ...

LOLOLOL ~~~~~~~~~~~ bets on him already in China?

Unreal ... $2M bail money gone .. the Feds *never* took his passport!!!

John Fund reported 120 folks implicated in the Clinton campaign finance scandals had skipped town ..

****************** make that 121 **********************


19 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:55 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: Nachum
Hsu had been a fugitive in California for 15 years during which time he became a top donor to Democratic candidates, including presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

What idiot judge even considered bail? This crap has to stop.

20 posted on 09/05/2007 10:17:58 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: Nachum

Last seen hopping a flight with that Steve Fossett guy.


21 posted on 09/05/2007 10:18:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: doug from upland
B U M P !!!!
22 posted on 09/05/2007 10:18:58 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: N. Theknow

>>>He was recalled to China. Unhealthy levels of lead.

I thought about laughing at that. But I’m too disgusted.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 10:19:12 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: STARWISE

I never understood why they gave him bail with his history.


24 posted on 09/05/2007 10:19:19 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: Nachum
Wasn't this just a hearing to get his bail REDUCED?
25 posted on 09/05/2007 10:19:48 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Elvis: "Where is John Huang?"


26 posted on 09/05/2007 10:20:27 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Nachum

I smell a story here along the lines of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. If there was only a real reporter out there that would just pull the string and start to unravel it.


27 posted on 09/05/2007 10:21:01 AM PDT by Califelephant
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To: N. Theknow
He was recalled to China. Unhealthy levels of lead.

LOL

28 posted on 09/05/2007 10:21:10 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Nachum

WHY was a fugitive felon even allowed bail???

He already had fled the country for Hong Kong in his previous encounters with US law.

I’d say the chances he is still in the country would be less than 1%??


29 posted on 09/05/2007 10:21:31 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: vinylsidingman
Your posted needed more cowbell

Hsu had been a fugitive in California for 15 years during which time he became a top donor to Democratic candidates, including presidential contenders Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

What idiot judge even considered bail? This crap has to stop.

30 posted on 09/05/2007 10:22:31 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Enchante

>>>I’d say the chances he is still in the country would be less than 1%??

But, but, isn’t the Patriot Act suppose to prevent that????


31 posted on 09/05/2007 10:25:13 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

lol,, now THAT’S a cowbell,, TY


32 posted on 09/05/2007 10:26:17 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: Nachum
Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu due in Redwood City court today for bail reduction hearing
Associated Press - September 5, 2007 8:34 AM ET

*****************EXCERPT***********************

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (SHOO) is due to appear before a judge in Redwood City this morning (9:00) as he tries to get his bail reduced.

Hsu was taken into custody Friday when he turned himself in after being a fugitive for more than 15 years.

His bail was set at $2 million, which he was able to post in about five hours.

Today the judge will consider Hsu's request to reduce the bail amount by half.

33 posted on 09/05/2007 10:27:15 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Nachum

They’re more interested in the mine owner missing his hearing. That’s what lead the top of the hour news blurb on my local talk station. No mention of Hsu.


34 posted on 09/05/2007 10:27:33 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Nachum

They’re more interested in the mine owner missing his hearing. That’s what lead the top of the hour news blurb on my local talk station. No mention of Hsu.


35 posted on 09/05/2007 10:27:38 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Nachum

Has Ft. Marcy Park been searched yet?


36 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:15 AM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: Nachum
I bet Hillary will be “shocked”.

The media with say “Who is Hsu?” and go on taking about Craig. Although this type of story is pretty hard to ignore. Too bad this is coming out before Hillary gets the nod from the Dems.

37 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:41 AM PDT by Combat Override Button
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To: Nachum
This may the first time the Clintons have gotten rid of a witness without killing him..

http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/

38 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:43 AM PDT by cardinal4 (http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hmmm. I got this link to Breitbart from Drudge. Wonder if he showed?


39 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:55 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
His bail was set at $2 million, which he was able to post in about five hours.

Wonder where that 2 mil came from ?

40 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:58 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: Nachum
When can we start saying that this Demcorat fundraising scandal with Hsu is worse than the Republican fundraising scandal with Abramoff?

When can we say that Republicans throw theirs in jail while Democrats let them flee the country?

When can we turn the "culture of corruption" back onto the Democrats?

-PJ

42 posted on 09/05/2007 10:30:13 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: STARWISE

I think this is great news. It will keep the story going.


43 posted on 09/05/2007 10:30:25 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Nachum

This guy is probably sleeping with the fishes by now,,,When it comes to Clinton scandals there are never any answers to be found,just a lot of loose strings,,,,just ask Vince Foster..........


44 posted on 09/05/2007 10:31:30 AM PDT by Bush gal in LA (Don't tread on the FRED! ''Fred Thompson 08'')
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To: Nachum
Hsu most likely skipped out of the country.
45 posted on 09/05/2007 10:32:10 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Nachum

The judge needs to be thrown out of office.


46 posted on 09/05/2007 10:33:48 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Nachum

Even a child could figure it out, Check Ft. Marcy park, I’m sure he’s there with a gun in his right hand if he’s left-handed or visa versa !


47 posted on 09/05/2007 10:34:10 AM PDT by Beatthedrum
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
The judge needs to be thrown out of office.

Maybe this clown's offshore accounts should be checked for recent deposits ?

48 posted on 09/05/2007 10:37:17 AM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: RC2

We are not quiet on it.

- Dan Rather is still looking for his superscript.
- Katy is getting her hair done.

Free Republic to the rescue.


49 posted on 09/05/2007 10:37:39 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Pining for the Fjords?


50 posted on 09/05/2007 10:38:31 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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