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Disgraced donor headed to prison; judge rejects dismissal bid { Hillary's Hsu }
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/4/8 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 01/04/2008 12:15:10 PM PST by SmithL

Redwood City, Calif. (AP) -- A judge on Friday sentenced disgraced political donor Norman Hsu to three years in state prison after rejecting the one-time Democratic rainmaker's bid to throw out a 16-year-old fraud conviction.

Hsu's lawyers had asked Superior Court Judge Stephen Hall to dismiss his 1992 no contest plea, arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive. They could easily have arrested Hsu, his lawyers argued, at one of the fundraisers he hosted in California for prominent local politicians.

Hsu also faces federal fraud charges in New York.

His troubles began dogging Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and other big-name Democrats last summer

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 3rd; hillary; hsu; piaps

1 posted on 01/04/2008 12:15:11 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

The other Hsu dropped ...


2 posted on 01/04/2008 12:16:48 PM PST by sono (Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.)
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To: SmithL
Any chance that Hsu will turn on Clinton?
3 posted on 01/04/2008 12:16:59 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: SmithL
Perfect timing along with Herself, the Cold and Joyless' loss in Iowa.

God exists.

4 posted on 01/04/2008 12:18:57 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: SmithL

Imagine the headline if he were a major donor to the Republican presidential candidates.


5 posted on 01/04/2008 12:19:44 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: taxcontrol
Any chance that Hsu will turn on Clinton?

Not if he wants to live.

6 posted on 01/04/2008 12:21:23 PM PST by American Quilter (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. - Charles De Gaulle)
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To: SmithL

Hope he’s not expecting a visit or cookies from the Hildabeast. She’s, no doubt, kicked him to the curb.


7 posted on 01/04/2008 12:21:57 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: SmithL

If ANY Republican candidate was involved in this scandal, it would be front page news in the NYT.


8 posted on 01/04/2008 12:24:01 PM PST by Spok
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To: SmithL

Hsu saw his pardon evaporate last night. The Prosecutor should show him why he should sound like a canary now.


9 posted on 01/04/2008 12:24:50 PM PST by AU72
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To: SmithL

Hillary hits the news again.....


10 posted on 01/04/2008 12:26:26 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: taxcontrol

Hsu’s going to prison, which likely means he’s going to die there. As such, I doubt seriously he’ll get the chance. You’d make money starting a pool on what day after he’s taken to jail that he dies.


11 posted on 01/04/2008 12:26:29 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: AU72
because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive

How could they keep a straight face making that argument, and why didn't the judge order the lawyers jailed for contempt?

12 posted on 01/04/2008 12:28:08 PM PST by pierrem15 (Charles Martel: past and future of France)
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To: xtinct

If he gets any cookies from hillary, he’d better not eat them. Maybe he could use them to kill rats and roaches.


13 posted on 01/04/2008 12:28:40 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: pierrem15
"arguing his right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities weren't actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive"

LOL! What an excuse. I thought I got away with it, so please set me free your honor.

14 posted on 01/04/2008 12:32:31 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: SmithL
No Contest Plea, no presentence report , man, no details on the fraud scheme and where he put the money. Something tells me Hsu has an off shore account with about 3 million bucks and his legal fees in it, from the Shillery Campaign.

Talk about sliding him through the justice system like a greased pig. First they ignore him and then they whisk him away. Nothing like liberal justice.

But then by most accounts, he is lucky to be still alive after his medical episode caused by what? Poisoning?

15 posted on 01/04/2008 12:35:15 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: taxcontrol

His suicide attempt failed. Arkancide wouldn’t fail.


16 posted on 01/04/2008 12:44:50 PM PST by SmithL (Fred!)
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To: frogjerk
UPDATE: Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 3 Years in Calif. Fraud Case
17 posted on 01/04/2008 12:50:31 PM PST by SmithL (Fred!)
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To: sono

He’s going to jail because of that OLD fraud charge!! When is he going to trial for all the ILLAGAL FUNDRAISING FOR HILLARY??? And WHERE is Winkle PAW??


18 posted on 01/04/2008 1:36:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: xtinct
Hsu opened his fortune cookie: "You will live a long and prosperous life as long as you do not sing like a canary."--Hillary Rodham Confucius
19 posted on 01/04/2008 1:41:30 PM PST by kabar
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To: SmithL

bttt


20 posted on 01/04/2008 1:58:02 PM PST by TigersEye (In my heart is a wellspring of sorrow. My joy is in seeing the emptiness of it.)
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To: Ann Archy
When is he going to trial for all the ILLAGAL FUNDRAISING FOR HILLARY???

I predict no trial. Hillary (and the DNC) cannot risk any form of discovery. My guess is a pre-trial guilty plea or nolo contendre to the current charges (which pretty much keep Hillary and the other pols safe.)

A cop to the limited charges would make everyone happy, including the DA and judge and attorneys who would, imho, much prefer a nice, neat one-man bad guy story to the fundraising hydra.

IMHO, the only reason Hsu defended himself against the old charges at all is because they pre-dated his involvement with Hillary and the DNC. So he was no risk to them on those counts, and it was worth a shot, if only for the chance to get his escape act right this time.

21 posted on 01/04/2008 2:09:08 PM PST by Eroteme
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To: Eroteme; doug from upland

There is another story coming....pinging Doug//


22 posted on 01/04/2008 3:41:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: taxcontrol
Any chance that Hsu will turn on Clinton?

convicted felons have no credibility.

Don't you see the formula?

23 posted on 01/04/2008 3:42:52 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Lock him up now... he’s had 16 years to get his affairs in order.

Bad Boy Bad Boy
Wha Hsu gonna do
Wha Hsu gonna do
When she comes for you?


24 posted on 01/04/2008 3:54:35 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We will not see Hsu under oath to do potential damage to Hillary.


25 posted on 01/04/2008 3:55:41 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
google:
Clinton National Security Scandal and Coverup
alamo-girl.com
26 posted on 01/04/2008 5:18:52 PM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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To: SmithL
Good thing this wasn't a Republican donor or we would've have nothing
but back to back coverage including the perp walk for months.
27 posted on 01/04/2008 5:21:00 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: doug from upland
The Clinton campaign pledged to divest $850,000 raised by Hsu.

Clintons/ChineseRedArmyMoney/Loral/Riady/Lippo/peterpaul/hsu/3rd

28 posted on 01/04/2008 5:27:59 PM PST by Mr Apple ( "VIDEO CHINAGATE" http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2970981220206109356)
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