Norman Hsu Waives Extradition, May Have Boarded Wrong Train
Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu waived extradition to California today. He's expected to be returned tomorrow.
According to one news report, a spokesman for his lawyer's office says Hsu may have boarded the wrong train:
Jason Booth says Hsu was “sick and confused” and may have thought he was boarding a Bay Area Rapid Transit Train when he instead caught an Amtrak train to Colorado.
But according to the first article linked above, Booth had no comment on that explanation.
Jason Booth, a friend of Hsu's and a spokesman for the San Francisco law firm representing him, would not comment on an Associated Press story that reported Hsu was disoriented and ill and got on Amtrak train thinking he was boarding San Francisco's rapid-transit system.
Did James Brosnahan's office hire a friend of Hsu's as their spokesman? I tend to doubt it. I'm also having a little trouble crediting the wrong train scenario. His English reportedly isn't perfect, but still, he bought a sleeper ticket. And one would think after an hour or so on the train, he might have noticed, asked, or called someone.
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