Hsu, Hsu, where are you?

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 3:04 pm

Fox News reports that shady Dem door Norman Hsu failed to show up today for a bail reduction hearing:

DEVELOPING STORY: California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear for a bail reduction hearing Wednesday, leading to speculation that he again is a fugitive from the law, FOX News has learned.

Hsu’s attorneys say they do not know his whereabouts, and that their client did not surrender his passport.

Hsu turned himself in to authorities last week after more than 15 years on the run from a felony conviction of grand theft. He admitted to defrauding investors of $1 million in a bogus investment scam.

He failed to appear in court for sentencing on that 1991 conviction, a revelation that prompted high profile Democrats — including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — to return thousands of dollars donated by Hsu.

A warrant has now been issued for his arrest:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A warrant was issued this morning for Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, who failed to appear for a bail hearing on a 15-year-old grand theft charge.

San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Robert D. Foiles ordered Hsu, a major fundraiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, to be held without bail should he make an appearance. Last week, Hsu was released after posting $2 million bail.

Hsu’s attorney, James Brosnahan, explained that he had lost contact with Hsu and that the financier had failed to deliver his passport as promised.

“Mr. Hsu is not here and we don’t know where he is,” Brosnahan said outside court. “We expected him to be here.”

Brosnahan told Foiles that a legal assistant for his law firm went to Hsu’s New York City condominium last week and spent 90 minutes searching for Hsu’s passport.

Where has he gone? Dan Riehl speculates that he may have gone back to Hong Kong.

The DC Examiner has a must-read piece up today examining Norman Hsu’s “curious largesse.” Read more on that via Clarice Feldman at The American Thinker.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit, who has many more links on this developing story.

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  • 13 Responses to “Hsu, Hsu, where are you?”


    1. RoadieFan says:

      Could he be hiding out with Hillary’s billing records? :-"

    2. NC Cop says:

      Perhaps he suffered a mysterious heart attack or suspicious one car accident like so many of the Whitewater witnesses did. Hmmmm……..:-?

    3. Tango says:

      Deja vu, huh? 8-|

    4. Brian says:

      They’ll find him in the same park, in the same spot they found Vince Foster. Just sayin’. :-"

    5. sanity says:

      Is this a new book?

      Where’s Waldo?

    6. Angevin13 says:

      Hsu went missing when he was supposed to appear today at a bail reduction hearing. What the heck was a recently surrendered 15-year fugitive doing out on bail in the first place? Isn’t a fugitive an a priori flight risk? Still in possession of his passport, no less, and his defense team apparently knew it was missing since Monday.

      Smart thing that judge did allowing bail for this guy.

      This is the Clintons we are talking about. What should be a huge scandal will only be a minor annoyance to the Clinton juggernaut.

    7. Great White Rat says:

      Anyone else here remember Charley Trie? Isn’t it funny how Clinton donors, when they get caught in illegal activities, always hide out among America’s enemies? It’s like they feel they’re among friends there. Wonder why…. :-?

    8. forest hunter says:

      He’s doing a spell check for Schumer’s speech…give a crook ‘er two a break! It aint easy, bein’ sleasy ya know!

    9. PCD says:

      Why aren’t Hsu’s lawyers in jail? I’d think the judge ought to jail them for contempt and keep the lawyers in jail until Hsu shows up. It would be a wake up call to the bar association.

    10. Leslie says:

      Way down among Brazilians
      Hsu has run off with his millions


    11. Baklava says:

      ST, Gotta love this graph.

    12. Baklava says:

      This link works better.