Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I guess the Hsu Fits…
Norman Hsu that is.
I guess one might be able to say that Dr. Miller-Meeks is giving Congressman Loebsack a bi-annual check-up and the doctor has some more troubling news. Congressman Dave Loebsack’s campaign has accepted $2,000 from alleged con man Norman Hsu, who was indicted in late 2007 for alleged bilking investors out of at least $20 million.
Hsu also bundled more than $100,000 in contributions for Clinton’s campaign and co-hosted a $1 million Beverly Hills fundraiser for the New York senator before a 1992 fraud conviction, his flight to Hong Kong to avoid prosecution and a second round of questionable financial dealings were revealed. Authorities have linked Hsu to a California family that allegedly made $200,000 in contributions to Democrats between 2005 and 2007 despite earning less than $50,000 a year.
In last night’s debate Miller-Meeks pointed out that it was Loebsack who promised to set new ethical standards when he was elected in 2006. Already in this campaign Loebsack has been forced to give the $5,000 contribution he received from Rep. Charles Rangel, the New York Democrat who heads the committee that writes tax law yet stands accused of failing to pay tax on rent payments he received on a Caribbean villa that he owns to charity.
From a recent Miller-Meeks press release she says, “Once again, we find Dave Loebsack saying one thing and doing another. He claims to put Iowa first but then he takes money from sources that are clearly ethically challenged,” said Miller-Meeks, who will meet Loebsack in a televised debate this evening in Cedar Rapids. “Hillary Clinton felt compelled to return $850,000 she received from Norman Hsu and his friends. My question is: What did Dave Loebsack do with Norman Hsu’s money? And what did he have to do in return for it?”
Posted by Krusty at Wednesday, October 22, 2008