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Disgraced Dem donor arrested in Colorado
AP / Yahoo News ^ | September 6, 2007 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/06/2007 9:55:18 PM PDT by no dems

Disgraced Dem donor arrested in Colorado AP - 6 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO - Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was arrested in Colorado late Thursday after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; democratic; hillary; hsu; normanhsu; stmaryshospital
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This was just released a few minutes ago; circa 11:45 p.m. CDT.
1 posted on 09/06/2007 9:55:18 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

Here’s the link to the complete story.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070907/ap_on_el_pr/democratic_fundraiser


2 posted on 09/06/2007 9:58:46 PM PDT by no dems (In the General Election; we must not let America forget that Fidel Castro endorsed Clinton/Obama)
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To: no dems

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070907/ap_on_el_pr/democratic_fundraiser


3 posted on 09/06/2007 9:59:47 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: no dems

Hope he doesn’t “accidently” commit suicide in jail.... Remember Vince Foster.


4 posted on 09/06/2007 10:02:12 PM PDT by pankot
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To: no dems
You beat me to posting... From Yahoo!News:

Disgraced Dem donor arrested in Colorado

SAN FRANCISCO - Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was arrested in Colorado late Thursday on a warrant a judge issued after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction.

FBI agents took Hsu into custody at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., said FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler.

Hsu had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to turn over his passport and ask a judge to cut in half the $2 million bail he posted last week when he turned himself in after spending 15 years on the lam from a felony theft conviction.

Instead, Hsu failed to show up at the bail reduction hearing and a judge issued a new arrest warrant for him.

California Attorney General spokesman Gareth Lacy said Hsu's lawyers told prosecutors Hsu arrived by charter jet at the Oakland airport about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday local time and then wasn't heard from again.

When it became apparent that Hsu had fled the state, California authorities sought the assistance of the FBI, whose agents arrested him Thursday night on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Schadler said.

Once he is returned to state custody, the federal charges will be dismissed, Schadler said.

5 posted on 09/06/2007 10:02:32 PM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: pankot

Do you think some lib judge will give him bail again? This is unreal but Im not surprised.


6 posted on 09/06/2007 10:04:04 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: InShanghai

why was he in a hospital? i wonder if he went there and somebody recognized him and dropped a dime. he has a pretty distinctive look. especially in colorado.


7 posted on 09/06/2007 10:05:54 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: no dems

This will be an interesting story tomorrow morning. It’s possible to have driven from Silicon Valley to Grand Junction in 36 hours but I’d bet that he flew.


8 posted on 09/06/2007 10:06:07 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: imahawk

I am surprised they found him alive. He probably has tons of dirt on dozens of Democrats. Re bail, almost anything is possible in zanny, nutty liberal California but I think granting him another “get out of jail” card again so soon after his escape is too outrageous even for the freaks on the west coast.


9 posted on 09/06/2007 10:09:15 PM PDT by daviscupper
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To: jiggyboy
Can anybody explain this to me?:

FBI agents arrested him Thursday night on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Schadler said. Once he is returned to state custody, the federal charges will be dismissed, Schadler said.

So under what circumstances would somebody be prosecuted for "unlawful flight to avoid prosecution"?

10 posted on 09/06/2007 10:11:57 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: no dems; doug from upland; All

DOUGGGGG DUDEEE look what happen to Hsu


11 posted on 09/06/2007 10:16:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: jiggyboy

>>>So under what circumstances would somebody be prosecuted for “unlawful flight to avoid prosecution”?

They’re a Republican


12 posted on 09/06/2007 10:17:01 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: SevenofNine

Yep, I saw it, my friend.


13 posted on 09/06/2007 10:18:45 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SevenofNine

14 posted on 09/06/2007 10:19:46 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: thefactor
I would speculate that he was going to catch an international flight out of either Denver or Chicago. That's the route of the California Zephyer. As for him being sick...depending on his health at the time of departure the higher altitude of the Rockies could have gotten to him.

BTW....there's probably no better way to cross the US unnoticed than Amtrak.

15 posted on 09/06/2007 10:20:49 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

true, but this guys face was all over the news. he should have gone OJ (back of a truck under a tarp while his boy was driving). he had to have known that going into a hospital would have been very risky. should have toughed it out unless his arm was falling off.


16 posted on 09/06/2007 10:23:34 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: no dems

He still has his passport? When will a court finally conclude that Hsu is a flight risk and confiscate his passport, refuse him bail and clap him in jail? Our judges are actually this stupid?


17 posted on 09/06/2007 10:25:26 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: doug from upland
You are approaching Bob Perry in terms of altering American History.

Actually probably beating him.

18 posted on 09/06/2007 10:26:28 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: no dems

I can’t believe it! I thought he was in China or something.


19 posted on 09/06/2007 10:28:03 PM PDT by tiki
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To: no dems

Whoa! Why didn’t he leave the US, I wonder?

(I know none of you know why... just wondering online.)


20 posted on 09/06/2007 10:30:11 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Really? I lost a five that said he was in China already. Since I don’t fly is that a hub of choice for international flights as opposed to one from L.A?
I figured when this came out he was another ‘businessman’ from China buying off Dem politicians. I would have thought he had already disappeared behind the bamboo curtain.
Maybe he is just a regular corrupt guy instead of a foreign agent/corrupt guy. Wouldn’t that be nice to think the Dems have moved up from treason to just home grown felonies?
21 posted on 09/06/2007 10:31:27 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: thefactor

Have you ever traveled the Zephyer? Newspapers are not a big ticket item on long halls. No TV either.


22 posted on 09/06/2007 10:31:43 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

If he was traveling in coach, you are right. But if he was traveling in a sleeper, he got a local newspaper every morning.


23 posted on 09/06/2007 10:33:31 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: IrishCatholic

I thought for sure he was back home in Hong Kong. Surely they will confiscate his Passport this time.


24 posted on 09/06/2007 10:37:21 PM PDT by no dems (In the General Election; we must not let America forget that Fidel Castro endorsed Clinton/Obama)
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To: YHAOS
He still has his passport? When will a court finally conclude that Hsu is a flight risk and confiscate his passport, refuse him bail and clap him in jail? Our judges are actually this stupid?

I believe this judge was appointed by Clinton. It was probably hoped that Hsu would make it out of the country.

25 posted on 09/06/2007 10:39:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
You're right about train travel. Most people don't know that we still have passenger trains. Much less where they run. Or where you go to board one. Sad.

Jimmy Hoffa could have been riding the trains since he disappeared. That's why no one has found him. LOL.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "Enemies of America, in a Courtroom Near You"

26 posted on 09/06/2007 10:39:35 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (2008 IS HERE, NOW. www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Publius

I’ve traveled from Denver to Chicago via Amtrak numerous times. I’ve noticed that the folks in sleepers seldom venture into the coach section. Additionally, the folks in coach are not allowed in the sleeper area. They are divided by the food service car. I once utilized the coach section and actually slept undisturbed from Denver to Galesburg IL. I’ll bet not one person saw my face once on the train.


27 posted on 09/06/2007 10:39:46 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: All
Maybe he did make it all the way to China but was caught trying to get in.

Headline? China: Crackdown on 'illegal immigrants' likely to target North Korean refugees, fugitive fund raisers.

'We just want to give money to our friends, we don't want the delivery boys here,' said a Peoples Police border guard.

28 posted on 09/06/2007 10:44:10 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
I've done a lot of long distance traveling on Amtrak. I've gone by sleeper on the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Cardinal, Lake Shore Limited, Capitol Limited -- and even the old Three Rivers.

When you have a great compartment from which to watch the world go by and free meals in the dining car, why go into the coach section? On the Coast Starlight, you have the Pacific Parlor Car, an old 1955 Sante Fe bar car, which has plush seating, good booze and great views.

If I were Hsu, I'd get a Deluxe sleeper and stay inside except to eat.

29 posted on 09/06/2007 10:46:24 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: no dems

Good news! For us. Bad for the Dems. Hehehe...


30 posted on 09/06/2007 10:46:28 PM PDT by WannabeTurk (chinagatethemovie.com)
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To: Congressman Billybob

He could have boarded Amtrak at 1 of 16 stops from California to Grand Junction, CO. Many, if not most of the stops have unmanned stations and absolutely no security.


31 posted on 09/06/2007 10:47:10 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues

I’ll wager he took a cab from Oakland Airport to the train station and boarded there.


32 posted on 09/06/2007 10:48:27 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: no dems

I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall this Hsu - if he
is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or
if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the
people in the Clinton campaign; and that I do not forgive.

33 posted on 09/06/2007 10:49:13 PM PDT by Darth Republican (Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.)
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To: Publius
I'd get a Deluxe sleeper and stay inside except to eat.

I've had food delivered to my sleeper in the past. I'll admit though, I haven't traveled via Amtrak for almost a year now. Cabin service could have easily been eliminated.

34 posted on 09/06/2007 10:51:12 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: doug from upland; monkapotamus; All

Okay Doug that cool I didn’t want you miss it LOL!


35 posted on 09/06/2007 10:58:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Congressman Billybob
“I know, I look vaguely familiar.”
36 posted on 09/06/2007 11:01:17 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Congressman Billybob; All
And another Hitchcock.
37 posted on 09/06/2007 11:04:56 PM PDT by dighton
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To: no dems
New bail set for $100.00 and please please give us your passport.
MMMKAY? Promise? Cross your heart? Mmmkay then.
38 posted on 09/06/2007 11:07:37 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: pankot
In all honesty that was my first thought when seeing the story headline.

I think he was afraid that like so many others he would end up committing sewercide by shooting himself in the back of the right side of the head with his left hand.

These Clintons remind me of that husband and wife team up in Canada that killed her sister after being raped by her husband and then killing other young gals after the husband raped them.

I saw that on the Discovery channel and immediately thought of the Clintons.

39 posted on 09/06/2007 11:14:55 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: no dems

Don’t know about cable, but nothing of this is on broadcast tv in my area - and I get 11 channels. Gee wonder why?


40 posted on 09/06/2007 11:16:24 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: OKIEDOC

Read all the chapters. Nuts.
http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/notorious/bernardo/index_1.html


41 posted on 09/06/2007 11:21:56 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: jiggyboy

It’s about 1100 miles...

Two drivers trading off, averaging 65mph could make it in under 20 hours - stopping only for gas/food and head stops...


42 posted on 09/06/2007 11:40:06 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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Apologies to Steely Dan:

Boy, you're sneaky, Mr. Hsu!
Are you really just a shadow
donor of some people who
may be crazy commie Chi's
They aren't ordinary guys!
Don't you know you broke the rules?
Can you hear me, mister? (Hsu)

43 posted on 09/06/2007 11:41:42 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (NO MORE WEAPONS-GRADE FOOD FROM CHINA!!!)
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To: no dems
I thought for sure he was back home in Hong Kong.

I thought for sure he was tied to a cinder block at the bottom of the ocean.

44 posted on 09/07/2007 12:54:18 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

“I thought for sure he was tied to a cinder block at the bottom of the ocean.”

He does, too....
Which probably explains why he turns up on an Amtrak in Colorado...


45 posted on 09/07/2007 1:00:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: no dems

I’d be on the lookout for Arkancide.


46 posted on 09/07/2007 1:01:38 AM PDT by anton
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To: Westlander
Thats the story, thanks.

Just Awful, I agree with the cop who said she and him needed to die and not be allowed to walk the face of this earth.

47 posted on 09/07/2007 1:42:48 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: jiggyboy
FBI agents arrested him Thursday night on charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, Schadler said. Once he is returned to state custody, the federal charges will be dismissed, Schadler said.

Apparently Gonzales is still running our Justice Department.

48 posted on 09/07/2007 1:45:10 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Darth Republican

Here's the guy who caught him...

49 posted on 09/07/2007 1:51:29 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: imahawk
Do you think some lib judge will give him bail again? This is unreal but I'm not surprised.

this time he will be released on his own recognizance.

50 posted on 09/07/2007 1:53:37 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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