The Last of Dr. Fu Man Hsu
Beleaguered Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, a fugitive wanted on a 15-year-old felony warrant, is on the lam once again after he failed to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court this morning to surrender his passport.
Hsu's San Francisco attorney, Jim Brosnahan, said he did not know his client's whereabouts. ...
After Hsu failed to appear this morning, Judge Robert Foiles revoked his bail and issued a warrant for his arrest.
How about staking out the political fundraisers? Or dragging the bottom of the East River? It was once suggested that Norman Hsu didn't know he was wanted for a fifteen year old charge and was a fugitive through ignorance. Now Brosnahan suggests he may have simply forgotten the court appearance.
"It could be a mistake, somehow, on his part. It could be something else," Brosnahan said as he left a Redwood City courtroom. "We don't know."
The phrase "we don't know" appears too often in conjunction with Norman Hsu's name. In this context, however, it appears to mean "we know all too well." In an earlier post, I predicted that the FBI would have trouble getting to the bottom of the Hsu affair. Now, if they want to ask him questions, they are going to have to find him first, with any luck, in condition to answer questions. Nothing follows.