fundraiser Norman Hsu fugitive for grand theft?
The Wall Street Journal
reports Norman Hsu, one of the top fundraisers for Hillary
Clinton, may be a fugitive from justice.
to the Wall Street Journal, Norman Hsu, a top Democratic
contributor and a major fundraiser for the presidential campaign
of Sen. Hillary Clinton, has pleaded no contest to a charge of
grand theft in 1991. According to the Journal, Hsu accepted a
plea baring to serve three years in jail after for allegedly
cheating investors out of $1 million.
California prosecutor claims that Mr.
Hsu never appeared for his sentencing and a warrant has been
issued for his arrest. "He is a fugitive. Do you know where he
is?" Ronald Smetana, who handled the case for the California
state attorney general, said in an interview with the paper.
Norman Hsu's attorney claims that there are no outstanding
warrants for his client.
WSJ also linked Norman Hsu to a San Francisco family, the Paw
family, who live in a modest house, but have contributed $55,000
to Hillary Clinton in the past three years. Winkle Paw, who
lists as his employer several companies owned by Mr. Hsu, is the
top contributor from the Paw family. You can see a picture of
their home on the right. “I have been fortunate in my
investments and all of my contributions have been in my money,"
Winkle Paw told the newspaper.
The Hillary Clinton camp said today that
there is no reason to return the donations, as there is no
evidence that anyone got reimbursed for the donations, and that
the Paw family, although living in a small house, had the
financial means for these contributions.
Hillary Clinton remains the favorite to
become the next U.S. President, holding the 2/1 odds, according
to the bookmaker
Bodog Sports. She is also the
most likely candidate for Democratic nomination with odds 11/10.
Published on 08/29/2007