Norman Hsu is one a leading Democrat fundraiser and a fugitive who is a staunch supporter of Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, raising nearly $100,000 for her Democrat primary race. In 2000 he raised over $1 million for Hillary Clinton’s senatorial race.
Hsu pleaded no contest to felony count of grand theft in 1991 and failed to appear in court for the sentencing. A warrant was issued in 1992 and orders were for a $2 million bail for Hsu if he were arrested. Hsu was found to have collected about $1 million from investors by falsely claiming he had a contract to import latex gloves.
Ronald Smetana, a California deputy attorney general who prosecuted the case, believes that the Hong Kong native has fled the United States, and stated, "We would obviously like Mr. Hsu to return and face justice."
Hsu has been found to have contributed to a number of Democrats including Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell; New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine; Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy; California Senator Dianne Feinstein; Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator John Kerrym and Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken..