Re: Fugitive Donors
Ed Rendell, Profile in Courage.
Gov. Ed Rendell this afternoon defended his decision to keep a $40,000 donation from a prominent Democratic fundraiser who is wanted on a felony fraud charge in California, saying he will only return the charges against him are sustained.
In a conference call with reporters, Rendell said fund-raiser Norman Hsu “gave me that money legally. He hasn’t been convicted of anything We’ll see what the court system does. If the court sustains it, we’ll give it back.”
The Los Angeles Times reported this week that Hsu appeared to be a fugitive from justice in California.