Feds Arrest Fugitive Fundraiser in Colorado

Hsu didn't show for Cali court appearance
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2007 8:23 AM CDT
Norman Hsu, left, leaves a San Mateo County jail with Jason Booth, right, in Redwood City, Calif., Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. Hsu, a top Democratic fundraiser wanted as a fugitive in California, turned...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Renegade Democratic donor Norman Hsu was tracked down by the FBI in Colorado last night after skipping town again—he failed to show up in Bay Area court Wednesday for a bail-reduction hearing in connection with his 15-year-old felony theft case. The FBI  charged him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution; once Hsu is in custody in California, the federal charges against him will be dropped, the AP reports.

As Hsu continues to flaunt the law, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is the latest politician to donate his contributions to charity, although he had originally said that he would keep the cash. "Though Norman is my friend, and remains so, his failure to appear casts a new light on his assertions regarding the original case," Rendell said.