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Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 3 Years in Calif. Fraud Case
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Posted on 01/04/2008 12:40:04 PM PST by frogjerk

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — 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 when news reports revealed he was a fugitive who fled the state before he was sentenced for the 1992 fraud conviction. He turned himself in on Aug. 31 -- then fled again.

He was recaptured in September in Colorado after he tried to kill himself by overdosing on drugs aboard an eastbound Amtrak train. Hsu has since been held without bail in a Redwood City jail.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; communismkills; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; fundraisingscandals; hillary; hillaryrodham; hsu; piaps; rodhamclinton; shadowparty
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1 posted on 01/04/2008 12:40:05 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk; pandoraou812

bttt


2 posted on 01/04/2008 12:42:38 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: frogjerk; doug from upland

Sweet, Hillary is next. - TAB


3 posted on 01/04/2008 12:44:17 PM PST by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: Admin Moderator

breaking news?


4 posted on 01/04/2008 12:44:19 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk
Hsu, a goner.....just like Jim McDougall (sp?)....Ron Brown...Vince Foster....and 141+/- other victims
5 posted on 01/04/2008 12:45:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, FRed, Run. :^)
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To: frogjerk

Hillary has just received two blows in two days.
Bill might start getting jealous soon...


6 posted on 01/04/2008 12:45:52 PM PST by counterpunch (ABH - Anybody But Huckabee)
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To: flattorney

Status conference set for Jan. 15 in Paul v Clinton.


7 posted on 01/04/2008 12:46:30 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: frogjerk

I’ll bet if he’d known he was only gonna get 3 years he wouldn’t have attempted suicide!!


8 posted on 01/04/2008 12:56:22 PM PST by Dscott_FR (Right Wing Extremist and proud of it!!)
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To: frogjerk

That ought to keep him quiet until after the election.


9 posted on 01/04/2008 12:56:37 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: frogjerk

Three years? That’s it? Depending on whether he gets any time in the New York case, he could be out in time to help Hillary raise money for her next White House run.


10 posted on 01/04/2008 12:58:42 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: TigersEye

He is just where he belongs.


11 posted on 01/04/2008 1:02:07 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: flattorney

No chance.

The Clintoon cronies always take the fall — the Toons always skate.


12 posted on 01/04/2008 1:09:49 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Will this even show up in the evening news????


13 posted on 01/04/2008 2:06:09 PM PST by mfish13
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To: Dscott_FR

It isn’t the jail that he was afraid of...


14 posted on 01/04/2008 2:12:29 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy in 2008.)
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To: flattorney

Won’t see this on MSM


15 posted on 01/04/2008 2:19:55 PM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW , Vote Hunter in the Primary)
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To: frogjerk

Are their any actuaries out there that could compile the stats to this question?

What is the actually number of people that you have worked for or with that have gone to prison or died in a violent manner (non military)

I dont know about you but I know of no one that I have ever worked for or with that have gone to prison. But the Clintons have had MANY of their collegues go to jail. That would be an interesting stat.


16 posted on 01/04/2008 2:37:48 PM PST by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: frogjerk

Why isn’t he hanging from the gallows?


17 posted on 01/04/2008 2:45:49 PM PST by wastedyears (Tell me why I had to be a powerslave... Iron Maiden March 14th, 2008)
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To: frogjerk

He’ll be out in time to help fund Hillary’s re-election campaign!


18 posted on 01/04/2008 2:47:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: frogjerk
His troubles began dogging Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ????? and other big-name Democrats

Musta been THIS dog!!!

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19 posted on 01/04/2008 2:49:31 PM PST by digger48
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To: flattorney

hopefully so.


20 posted on 01/04/2008 2:52:15 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: wastedyears
Why isn’t he hanging from the gallows?

Because the contract killers she put on him haven't gotten to him yet. Of course being in a state pen ... he's now a trapped target.

21 posted on 01/04/2008 2:52:59 PM PST by Centurion2000 (It's only arrogance if you can't back it up.)
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To: Centurion2000

but he can’t talk to the press, either.


22 posted on 01/04/2008 3:23:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: frogjerk

bump


23 posted on 01/04/2008 3:24:45 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: frogjerk
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
and the RATS, take another one in the...............HA ha!!!

24 posted on 01/04/2008 3:40:54 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: frogjerk

one down


25 posted on 01/04/2008 3:48:05 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Have a nice time!


26 posted on 01/04/2008 3:54:22 PM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: Centurion2000
Because the contract killers she put on him haven't gotten to him yet. Of course being in a state pen ... he's now a trapped target.

Hillary: "How's Norman doing?"

Aide: "Norman? Oh, you won't see him no more!"

27 posted on 01/04/2008 3:57:06 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: frogjerk
The Klintoons can retire with scads of cash.

Pity for the imbeciles that supported them for free.

28 posted on 01/04/2008 4:00:51 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: All; frogjerk; reformjoy; johnny chung; Alamo-Girl

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29 posted on 01/04/2008 4:16:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: frogjerk

So when is Hillary and Bill to be indicted? Are they not a part of this fraud? Just a thought...


30 posted on 01/04/2008 4:23:27 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
So when is Hillary and Bill to be indicted? Are they not a part of this fraud? Just a thought...

There must be a very real fear of Clinton inc. out there within the Justice Dept. Calling Bubba "The Don" isn't far off the mark.
31 posted on 01/04/2008 4:57:39 PM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas ?)
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To: frogjerk
["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. "]

ROFLMAO! This lawyer has some cajones!

32 posted on 01/04/2008 5:05:17 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: topher

I’m not holding my breath, that’s for sure...


33 posted on 01/04/2008 5:07:08 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Fred in '08)
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To: frogjerk

When it comes to the illegal graftraising abilities of the Dems this Hsu is a smelt in sea of giant squid.


34 posted on 01/04/2008 5:22:58 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: eleni121
When it comes to the illegal graftraising abilities of the Dems this Hsu is a smelt in sea of giant squid.

Excellent! There is a tagline in them thar words!

35 posted on 01/04/2008 5:28:16 PM PST by frogjerk
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To: digger48

You know it’s a funny thing. I’ve watched a lot of tv over the last 48 hours and I haven’t heard one word about this. One has to wonder if that would be the case if Norman was rasing money for Republicans.


36 posted on 01/04/2008 6:00:38 PM PST by kdm68
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To: kdm68

Only Couric Notes Hsu Sentencing, ‘Looming Recession’ Leads CBS
By Brent Baker | January 4, 2008 - 20:45 ET
Of the three broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday, only the CBS Evening News squeezed in a mention of how a California judge sentenced Norman Hsu — the fugitive donor to many Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — to three years in prison on a 16-year-old fraud conviction. Unlike ABC and NBC, CBS’s Katie Couric didn’t lead with the Iowa caucus results, but with “more signs of a looming recession.” Couric’s brief item on Hsu:

In California today, Norman Hsu, the so-called fugitive financier, was sentenced to three years in prison. Hsu was convicted of fraud back in 1992 but fled before he was sentenced. While on the run for 15 years, he contributed millions to political campaigns, including $850,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign which she has since returned.

Hsu, however, also helped Barack Obama, the big winner in Iowa, but that didn’t make it into Couric’s brief or prompt any interest from ABC or NBC. Back on October 16, the Los Angeles Times reported “a political action committee for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) received $24,500” from Hsu associates.


37 posted on 01/04/2008 6:08:15 PM PST by digger48
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To: frogjerk
A judge on Friday sentenced disgraced convicted political donor Norman Hsu to three years in state prison...

There, I fixed it. I am so tired of the media calling all these convicted felons "disgraced" when they probably feel no disgrace but are definitely "convicted"!

38 posted on 01/04/2008 6:57:41 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: frogjerk

So! Anyone know if Hsu is going to be release on his own recognizance so he can get his “house” in order?


39 posted on 01/04/2008 8:16:31 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: kdm68

Well, after all, his name isn’t Abrahanoff and he didn’t call anyone a maccaca. /s


40 posted on 01/04/2008 8:30:58 PM PST by berdie
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 01/04/2008 9:05:01 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: frogjerk

Well, so much for Shoe.

Now, let’s get back to the important news. I hear they had to carry Britney out of her house on a gurney.

Hsu won’t even get on the front page below the fold.


42 posted on 01/04/2008 9:07:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Hsu, a goner.....just like Jim McDougall (sp?)....Ron Brown...Vince Foster....and 141+/- other victims

Yes sir, The Grifters are back on the campaign trail, and they're leaving a trail. It's what they do.

43 posted on 01/04/2008 10:03:14 PM PST by TheMole
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Unbelievable.

It's like suing the guy you assaulted for bruising your fist with his nose.

44 posted on 01/05/2008 4:51:41 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: frogjerk

if he had been a celeb, he could have drug this out for a few years


45 posted on 01/05/2008 5:10:59 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: LibertyRocks
We could always try to put pressure on the President and Congress to investigate the ROLES OF THE CLINTONS in this...

We need to have more fun here at FREEREPUBLIC, and have more ACTIVISM EVENTS...

46 posted on 01/05/2008 7:27:16 AM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: BerryDingle
Why not start some FREEPER ACTIVISM to get the CLINTONS investigated...

Hillary wants lots of publicity for her campaign these days... Why not giver her some VERY NEGATIVE PUBLICITY...

Maybe there should signs at her campaign stops:

We need to HSU Hillary AWAY!!!

47 posted on 01/05/2008 7:29:41 AM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: frogjerk
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48 posted on 01/05/2008 9:20:38 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; The majority are satisfied with a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: nicmarlo

You have an outstanding FR profile page - FlA


49 posted on 01/05/2008 9:32:50 AM PST by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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To: doug from upland
Status conference set for Jan. 15 in Paul v Clinton.

Thanks, please advise outcome. Added update info to Hillary Rotten section on my FR "Straight Talk" page. - FlA

50 posted on 01/05/2008 9:38:09 AM PST by flattorney (See my comprehensive FR Profile "Straight Talk" Page)
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