Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Democrat Bagman Hsu Skips Bail Hearing

I'm sure he'll turn up at a fundraiser soon.

Or in Hong Kong.

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Dem fundraiser disappears, again
Norman Hsu, the bigtime Democratic Party fundraiser who was a fugitive from a pending prison term for years while raising money for prominent Democrats including Sen. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, failed to appear for a bail hearing in Redwood City, Calif. this morning.

His lawyer says he has no idea where his client is. And Hsu did not turn in his passport as required.

An arrest warrant was issued.

Hsu pleaded no contest in 1991 to a felony count of grand theft, admitting he'd defrauded investors of $1 million in a bogus investment scam. Prosecutors say he was facing up to three years in prison when he skipped town before being sentenced.

Federal Election Commission records show Hsu donated more than a quarter-million dollars to Democrats and their party since 2004.

By not appearing, Hsu forfeits his request to cut his $2 million bond in half.
More from WSJ.

Patches Kennedy was unavailable for comment.

Shocking how a shady Clinton operative would just disappear, isn't it?

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has the APB out. More from Dan Riehl and Allahpundit, Stop the ACLU, A Blog For All, Wizbang, Captain's Quarters, Don Surber, Suitably Flip, Gateway Pundit, Sweetness & Light.

UPDATE II: Patches decides to give the money back.

I question the timing.

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