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Fugitive Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Turns Self in to Police

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 05:59 PM

Fugitive Democratic Fundraiser Norman Hsu Turns Self in to Police


Aug. 31: Fugitive Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu prepares to surrender as he arrives at a court in Redwood City, Calif.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A top Democratic fundraiser whose criminal past roiled the campaigns of top presidential candidates turned himself in Friday in California, where he had been a fugitive for more than 15 years.

Judge H. James Ellis ordered Norman Hsu handcuffed and jailed until he could post $2 million bail, which he did after spending about five hours behind bars.
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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 05:59 PM
This story and the events that followed happened very quickly, thanks to an alert press. You read it here first because of the diligence of member makeitso. Now we wait to see the political fallout on the Clinton campaign.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 07:00 PM
This is a very disturbing trend for the Clinton's. Bill had issues with Chinese donors, and in return gave China US secrets for more dependable rocket launches. The same rockets that could deliver nuclear weapons.

I wonder what secrets Mrs. Bill Clinton will give away to China in return for these donations?

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 10:03 AM
Move along...nothing to see here...It's only a Democrat breaking campaign finance laws...No big deal...It's not like a Republican is doing it...So it's OK!

posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 11:46 AM
reply to post by jsobecky

Thanks for the hat tip.

Its noteable that in this case, obscure, unconnected articles in news and blogs, when seen together, added up to a much larger story. Large enough that a major player went to jail.

To highlight that fact, add to the story this little overlooked statement in another news article which lets us know that on top of going to jail;

A Justice Department source disclosed that the FBI has opened an investigation into Hsu's campaign donations.

Will the FBI cut deals with Clinton to push the results of the investigation under the rug, or will it be a real investigation?

Thanks to Jsobecky for pushing this news forward when I couldn't.

Nothing to see here. Move along. lol....

[edit on 9/2/07 by makeitso]

posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 01:03 PM
Suprise, Suprise, Suprise

Norman Hsu disappears! Didn't show for bail hearing.

All Point Bulletin

Warrant Issued, passport nowhere to be found

[edit on 9/5/07 by makeitso]

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 05:17 PM
You can't show up if you're.........DEAD!!!!!

Could we have another Vince Foster/Ron Brown situation on our hands?????

[edit on 6-9-2007 by RRconservative]

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 05:37 PM
Maybe we can "kill" two birds with one stone. No pun intended!

Maybe Hsu and Kathleen Willey's book manuscript, that mysteriously disappeared, are in the same place? Find one and you might find them both.

The Clinton War Room is in full force!

[edit on 6-9-2007 by RRconservative]

posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 07:35 AM

Almost it appears.

The Feds found him. He got on a train in Calif. and headed toward Denver. He got deathly ill short of Denver, and had to be taken to a hospital. The Feds and ICE arrested him there.

Arrested in Colorado

posted on Sep, 8 2007 @ 12:39 PM
The story is bizarre.

Hsu was supposed to fly from New York to report to the court at 9AM for a bail reduction hearing, and to turn in his passport.

He did fly to Oakland from N.Y., but then, got on an Amtrak train shortly before the court hearing. The reports are that the train was bound for Denver, then Chicago.

What happened when he landed in Oakland to make him jump on a slow train to Chicago, instead of going to court, or fleeing the country?

Then what happened a few hours after boarding the train that he got so ill he fell, and had to be hospitalized?

Mystery of Hsu's latest flight.

What made Norman Hsu run again?

posted on Sep, 8 2007 @ 05:27 PM
Check this out.

Norman Hsu looked freaked out

Norman Hsu was wandering an Amtrak train bare-chested and shoeless and "freaked out" when he was nabbed, a witness said.

"I thought he had a suitcase full of crack or meth," fellow passenger Alberto Dee, 21, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

The train's conductor said the two-time fugitive looked like an elderly man with dementia, and that's why he called 911.

He had no idea Hsu was a high-profile Democratic fund-raiser who made hefty donations to Sen. .Hillary Clinton and other pols - while on the run from fraud charges for 15 years.

I told you this was a freaky story.

[edit on 9/8/07 by makeitso]

posted on Sep, 8 2007 @ 05:34 PM
The silence is...

Deafening... It must truly pain the MSM every time an update to this story comes along... "How on earth can we suppress this now?" Must be the mantra of editors and producers throughout the country. Don't worry guys, Norman is due to expire of "natural causes" soon enough.

Hitman Hillary Monkeys, not just for whacking any and all impediments anymore...

posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 02:31 PM
The reports of alleged financial misdeeds are showing very questionable activity by Yung Yuen "Norman" Hsu. Even the NYT is reporting serious problems.
You have to be a (free) registered user to read the full article, but a less detailed one is posted here.

Shadowy Money Trail of a Fugitive Fund-Raiser

The records show that Components Ltd., a company controlled by Mr. Hsu that has no obvious business purpose and appears to exist only on paper, ~ The Manhattan office addresses he listed appeared to be little more than mail drops~ In all, he has raised more than $1 million for Democrats.

The records make clear that the group was more than just a loose collection of friends, family and co-workers ~. Rather, each person had a direct financial relationship with Mr. Hsu, either receiving money from his company or paying into it, ~

The records show that during that one-month period, Components Ltd. took in close to $600,000, about a third of it wired to the company’s account by two people in California and New York who also were part of Mr. Hsu’s circle of campaign contributors. At the same time, the company issued checks and wire transfers totaling $660,000, much of it to the same group of people ~

Another article says that one of Hsu's addresses for campaign finance filings is actually the Public Library!

Rick Moran comments on the information in the NYT investigative article;

This is a very sophisticated operation solely designed to avoid FEC regulations on contribution limits and reporting requirements. Since we can assume such a scheme was not ideologically driven (or at least it would be a stretch to think so), there must be another purpose. And we won't know that until we find the source of the money.

It seems everything Hsu has touched is now suspect, and will be scrutinized by a few intrepid reporters. Even seemingly unrelated information. For example, WAPO notes that Hsu introduced Obama to Mark Gorenberg, who now sits on Obama's national finance committee, and is one of Obama's largest fundraisers.

Even a brief google search for Mr. Gorenberg shows :

Campaign Reporting Violations

In the Matter of Mark Gorenberg, FPPC No. 06-0292. Mark Gorenberg, of San Francisco, failed to timely file a semi-annual campaign statement disclosing contributions totaling $31,100 in 2004 (1 count).

Who can say what links will turn up with an indepth records checks on Hsu and his "friends". Will it lead back to China? Will Hsu sing now that he's in custody?

Meanwhile the vast majority of the MSM continues to report on anything but Mr. Hsu. I'd bet they thank their lucky stars OBL put out his video this week.

posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 01:29 AM
Believe it or not, theres more.

This is the story that just won't go away.

The Saga of Hillary and Mr. Hsu

So the Times has a source and that source provided them with a bank statement and cancelled checks that prove Hsu was bundling illegally. Again, this was only one month in 2003, yet put together with other news accounts, it appears it was an ongoing enterprise and spread throughout the major Democrat candidates

These are not piddly Mayors and Assemblymen, the names astound: Ted Kennedy, Ed Rendell, Patrick Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Senator John Tester, John Kerry...In other words, this was an ongoing money conduit to the heart of the Democrats and no one in that party took the time to research Mr. Hsu?

The Democrats are all tainted by this and this week Barack Obama's name came up repeatedly:


Hsu was expected to organize at least three major Democrat events on the West Coast in the coming weeks, though at least two of those events are now in doubt.

"Around the office it was known back in January or February that Hillary's finance people had offered Norman the finance chair job for the Western part of the country," says a DNC staffer ~

"No one vetted him," says another Clinton insider. "The kind of money he was promising and then bringing in was all our people needed to see, and he had a track record." Now the DNC is trying to figure out where all of Hsu's donor money was coming from,

They say it began with Senator Kerry

despite being on the lam from a 1991 San Mateo County conviction for grand theft, the 56-year-old businessman moved up the political ladder from a 2003 check for presidential hopeful John Kerry~ Within a year of writing the $2,000 check to Kerry, Hsu was giving $12,000 to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and $21,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

When Hsu gave that first contribution to Kerry in 2003, his name likely popped up on Democratic donor lists across the nation.

"Once it becomes public that you gave a $2,000 or $3,000 check to a candidate, you might as well cut yourself, start bleeding and jump into a pool filled with sharks," said Darry Sragow, a political veteran who has run a number of Democratic campaigns.

Maybe it did start with Kerry, but I've seen documentation that goes back to the Bill Clinton campaign.

[edit on 9/10/07 by makeitso]

posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 10:20 PM
On another thread I asked why Hillary was giving back only $23K of Hsu's nearly $1,000,000.

Well, it looks like the pressure is getting to her.

Clinton returning $850K linked to Hsu

WASHINGTON -- Confronted with new evidence that it had ignored warnings about fundraiser Norman Hsu, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign abruptly announced late today that it was returning $850,000 from 260 donors associated with Hsu.

The announcement was made five minutes after the Los Angeles Times asked Clinton officials to respond to mid-June campaign e-mails the newspaper obtained that dismissed concerns about Hsu and his business practices.

Told ya this story won't go away.

posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 12:10 PM
More bizarre details of Hsu's train ride start to come out.

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 10:38 AM
Where did Hsu get all that money?

We may now have the answer to that.

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 12:41 PM
So basically Hillary's campaign has been financed by money stolen from a hippy?

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:11 PM
Mrs. Bill Clinton just saying she is returning the money is not enough. I want to see who the money is going to and the cancelled checks.

What about the donors "in name only?" Boy, they are in for a surprise windfall!

Where is the Congressional investigation on this?

The Republicans had their Jack Abrahmoff, and that was thoroughly investigated. Why is this being ignored?

posted on Sep, 13 2007 @ 03:06 PM
Here's yet another strange twist to this case:

NEW YORK — The saga of the scandal-plagued Democratic fundraiser with ties to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took another strange twist after he mailed a suicide note last week to a legal organization.

A person who saw the letter said Thursday that the note from Norman Hsu explicitly stated that he "intended to commit suicide." The person declined to reveal the exact phrasing, but said it was not rambling in nature.

The individual spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

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