More News You Can Hsuse
According to the Associated Press, after Democratic Party fundraiser and convicted con-man Norman Hsu missed his court date yesterday, Congressman Patrick Kennedy reversed his original decision to keep his $6,200 in donations from Mr. Hsu and decided to give the money to charity instead.
However, even after the no-show at court and the issuance of a warrant for Mr. Hsu’s arrest, the Rhode Island State Democratic Party still has not yet made any statement I can locate on whether they intend to forgo the $11,000 they have received from Mr. Hsu. Michael McKinney‘s report in today’s Projo on the plans of Congressman Kennedy and Senator Jack Reed to return their suspect donations makes no mention of the direct financial ties between the State Democratic party and Mr Hsu. According to campaign finance records, the State Democrats have received more money from Mr. Hsu than Senator Reed and Congressman Kennedy combined.
Is the Rhode Island Democratic Party really comfortable keeping money received from a fugitive from justice who has apparently listed non-existent addresses on campaign-finance disclosure forms?