Norman Hsu Transferred to Colo. Jail, Suicide Note Surfaces

Norman Hsu left the hospital in Grand Junction last night. He was transferred to the Mesa, CO county jail where he will be advised by video this afternoon.

There are no charges in Colorado pending against him. The only warrant is the San Mateo, California warrant on which California is seeking to extradite him. A hearing on the extradition request likely will be scheduled at the advisement.

The Mesa County District Attorney will ask that Hsu's bond be set at $4 million.

The Wall St. Journal reports that Hsu mailed a suicide note to acquaintances and some organizations before boarding the train to Grand Junction, including the Innocence Project. Hsu had been a big contributor to the Innocence Project.


In the letter, Mr. Hsu wrote he was very upset by a wave of press in recent weeks that raised questions about his political fund-raising and business activities.

....Mr. Hsu was a "significant donor," according to Eric Ferrero, [Innocence Project] spokesman. Mr. Ferrero declined to elaborate on the note, but said he and others on the staff were very worried when they received it.

The group faxed the letter to the California attorney general's office, which was handling the 1991 fraud case. Ronald Smetana, a deputy California attorney general, confirmed his office has a copy of the note.

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    by Wile ECoyote on Thu Sep 13, 2007 at 05:37:17 AM EST
    the suicide notes did not end up in the dead letter office.

    immunity? (none / 0) (#2)
    by diogenes on Thu Sep 13, 2007 at 11:32:12 AM EST
    How about giving him immunity if he rats out the higherups in the Hillary campaign who knowingly went along with his scheme?