“Hillraiser” and fugitive from justice Norman Hsu captured in Colorado (MORE: HSU NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE?)

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Via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing for a 1992 fraud conviction, was apprehended Thursday night by federal and local lawmen in Grand Junction, Colo.

Authorities said Hsu was taken into custody at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction at 7 p.m. local time. He had been on the lam for almost two days after failing to appear in a Redwood City courtroom Wednesday to surrender his passport.

Hsu was taken off a passenger train at the Grand Junction train station earlier in the day by paramedics who requested a backboard to move him, said Sgt. Lonnie Chavez with the Grand Junction Police Department.

Authorities received a request for medical assistance at the train station at about 11:15 a.m., but the exact nature of Hsu’s condition was unclear, Chavez said. Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital declined to comment.

FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler said Hsu will be returned to California on the 1992 conviction once released from the hospital.

Ken McCracken at WILLisms has more on corruptocrats and their association with Hillary, and suggests a possible link betweeen Hsu and Chinagate, Bill Clinton’s Big Misadventure.

Brian at Liberty Pundit has tons of links to Dem corruption, and makes a great point about it all:

Anyone Else Notice Dems Aren’t Talking About Corruption Anymore?

Related to that point, Captain Ed points to a Washington Post story which notes just how recently Hsu was meeting up with prominent Democrats like Howard Dean and Eliot Spitzer.

As I’ve said before, meet the new boss, same as the … well, you get the picture.

PM Update: The plot thickens. Via ABC’s The Blotter:

Mysterious Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu is in custody again, after a brief return to a fugitive lifestyle he maintained for 15 years. But new questions are cropping up about his past.

The latest puzzle: Despite funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic coffers, Norman Hsu is not a member of the Democratic party. In fact, records appear to reflect he isn’t even registered to vote.

Hsu’s name does not appear on voter rolls in either California, where Hsu lived in the 1980s and early 1990s, or in New York, where he lived more recently, according to documents and state officials.


Hsu, reportedly a naturalized U.S. citizen, would have been eligible to vote, say experts, even after his 1992 conviction on a fraud-related felony charge.

While California and New York state laws bar imprisoned and paroled felons from voting, Hsu was never sentenced for his 1992 felony conviction. Hsu skipped out on his sentencing hearing, returning to court only last week — before skipping out again.

For those 15 years, “he was in a gray area,” said Ryan King, a policy analyst with the nonprofit Sentencing Project, which studies state and federal incarceration policies. According to the laws, “he was eligible to vote until the moment he’s sentenced to prison or parole.”

So the dude raised megabucks for the DNC … but wasn’t registered to vote? Hmmm …

And read more on yet another shady Hillary/DNC fundraiser, via John Hawkins.

(originally posted, sans updates, at 8:30 a.m.)

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