Fugitive fundraiser nabbed in Colorado

Norman Hsu, the Democratic fundraiser who jumped $2 million bail in California, has been arrested in Colorado, report Jaxon Van Derbeken and John Coté for the San Francisco Chronicle:

Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing in a fraud scheme, was apprehended tonight by federal and local lawmen in Grand Junction, Colo.

Authorities said Hsu was taken into custody at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction at 7 p.m. local time. He had been on the lam for almost two days after failing to appear in a Redwood City courtroom Wednesday to surrender his passport.

Hsu’s attorney told state prosecutors that he had been on a charter flight that arrived at Oakland International Airport at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and then dropped out of sight, said Gareth Lacy, a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s office.

Read the rest at the link above. Hsu was apparently going Amtrak, and got sick on the train, reports the Grand Junction Sentinel:

Hsu was traveling on an Amtrak train when he became ill. Grand Junction paramedics were summoned to the Amtrak station near downtown about 11 a.m. Thursday to treat a patient, Battalion Chief Robert Ferguson said.

The patient, whom Ferguson said he found out eight hours later was a fugitive, was not in great pain, Ferguson said.

“There was no extrication needed,” Ferguson said. “He walked out of the train on his own.”

He is currently in federal custody at St. Mary’s and is listed in fair condition, said St. Mary’s nursing supervisor Pete Smarr.

Their full report is at the preceding link. Thanks to Hot Air for pointing out the story.

Oops. Now the questions of who supplied the money he donated might actually get answered.

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