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?

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Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
13 years ago

The Clintons’ Chop Suey Connection:
http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=11977
“Liu introduced him to Gen. Ji Shengde, head of Chinese military intelligence, who told him, Chung testified, that: ‘We like your president very much. We would like to see him reelect [sic] I will give you 300,000 U.S. dollars. You can give it to the president and the Democratic Party.'”

Brain Dead Jurist
Brain Dead Jurist
13 years ago

Seems Hsu is in the wind again, according to a recent report. Great. Set bail. He runs. Catch him after, what, a decade? Set bail at the SAME amount and he runs again. Now we know what well placed donations get you.

Ragin' Rhode Islander
Ragin' Rhode Islander
13 years ago

>>Seems Hsu is in the wind again, according to a recent report. Great. Set bail. He runs. Catch him after, what, a decade? Set bail at the SAME amount and he runs again. Now we know what well placed donations get you.
It’s very suspicious that they didn’t seize the guy’s passport.
With that kind of money at stake, and a foreign national, it’s supposed to be standard operating procedure that the passport be seized due to the “flight risk.”

brassband
brassband
13 years ago

If you were a politician to whom this guy had given money, and you knew that the guy had bilked some victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in California, and you decided that you couldn’t keep the contributions he’d given you . . .
Would you donate the contribution to “charity?”
Or would you try to get the contribution (and funds given to other politicians) into a fund that would start to repay the victims?

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