Norman Hsu Marries
Former democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, who raised over $100,000 for Hillary Clinton's campaign, turned himself over to California authorities in 2007 after being discovered as a fugitive.
In 1992, Hsu had been convicted of fraud for operating a Ponzi scheme in which he raised $1 million from investors to start a latex glove business, using funds from more recent investors to pay back earlier ones. After he failed to show up for his sentencing, Hsu was declared a fugitive. After Hsu turned himself in, a judge set the bail amount at $2 million, which his attorney arranged. Hsu fled again, but was found the next day in Colorado on a Chicago-bound train, in possession of prescription pills and having mailed suicide notes to several friends and organizations. On January 4, 2008, Hsu was sentenced to 3 years in prison for the 16-year-old fraud conviction
Norman Yung Yuen Hsu was born in October 1951 in Hong Kong, he has told acquaintances. A former college friend and business associate, Pedro Woo, says Mr. Hsu's ethnic roots are in Shanghai. He moved to California and received a Social Security card there in 1969, when he enrolled at University of California, Berkeley, as a computer-science major. He married shortly after graduating, in May 1974, at age 22, according to a marital certificate.