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          ‘Hill-Raiser’ Norman Hsu Headed To Prison
          Posted By Steve On January 4, 2008 @ 3:04 pm In Uncategorized | 3 Comments


            From a distraught Associated Press:




                     Hsu Headed to Prison

                     Friday, January 04, 2008

                     By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer

                     REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Disgraced political donor Norman Hsu was sentenced Friday to
                     three years in prison after a judge rejected his bid to throw out a 16-year-old fraud
                     conviction.

                     Hsu’s lawyers had asked Judge Stephen Hall to dismiss his 1992 no-contest plea,
                     arguing that Hsu’s right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities were
                     not actively pursuing him during his years as a fugitive. They could easily have
                     arrested Hsu, his lawyers argued, at one of the fundraisers he hosted in California for
                     prominent local politicians.

                     Hsu also faces federal fraud charges in New York.

                     His troubles began dogging Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and other big-name Democrats
                     last summer when news reports revealed he was a fugitive who fled the state before he
                     was sentenced for the 1992 fraud conviction. He turned himself in on Aug. 31 _ then fled
                     again.

                     He was recaptured in September in Colorado after he tried to kill himself by overdosing
                     on drugs aboard an eastbound Amtrak train. Hsu has since been held without bail in a
                     Redwood City jail.

            For three years, or until President Hillary pardons him.

                     Hsu’s lawyers had asked Judge Stephen Hall to dismiss his 1992 no-contest plea, arguing
                     that Hsu’s right to a speedy trial was violated because authorities were not actively
                     pursuing him during his years as a fugitive.

            Now that is chutzpah. (Or Hsuzpah.)

            By the way, when did we hear about his suicide attempt previously?

            Yes, Mr. Hsu supposedly wrote a “suicide note” blaming the Obama camp for all of his problems. But I
            don’t recall any mention of the drug overdose before.

            Oh, well, just slip it in when people’s attention is elsewhere.

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