Norman Hsu Convicted of Breaking Campaign Finance Laws

Longtime fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted Tuesday of violating campaign finance laws in a case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats

Prosecutors had argued that Hsu, 58, used straw donors to make thousands of dollars in campaign donations to bypass rules limiting the amount any single individual or group can donate.

Hsu's defense argued he was framed by investors who cut deals with the government to avoid prosecution.