If Team Hillary was hoping for the story of Norman Hsu and the fundraising shenanigans to go away… they won’t. Not with developments like this:
Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu failed to appear Wednesday for a bail hearing and a judge issued a new warrant for his arrest.
Hsu forfeits the $2 million bail he posted last week.
Hsu’s lawyer said he doesn’t know where his client is.
UPDATE: Some awesome gumshoe (gumHsu? Wearing out the Hsu leather?) reporting from Phil Klein, who notes:
In campaign finance reports, Hsu’s companies are listed as: Next Components Ltd., Cool Planets Ltd., Because Men’s Clothes, and Dilini Management. But none of the companies have online footprints or appear in fashion industry directories that I have searched. The only official recognition of any of these companies that I have found is Next Components, in the form of a filing for a certificate of corporation with the New York Department of State, Division of Corporations — but even that doesn’t hold up to closer scrutiny. The filing was from May 6, 2005, and when I called the Division of Corporations, a representative there told me that the filing needed to be renewed every two years for a fee of $9, but Next Components never responded to the renewal notice.
The filing lists 561 Seventh Ave., Suite 1301 as the address for Next Components, but I called Handro Properties, the management company that runs the building, and was told that not only have they never heard of Next Components, but “Suite 1301″ doesn’t even exist.
Klein finds that Hsu’s listed home addresses in FEC forms don’t check out, either. Something here stinks to high heaven.