SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.--Outlaw Democratic donor John Hsu, according to the Washington Post, turns out to have played a bigger role than previously acknowledged by the Obama campaign in raising money for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). When Hsu's name surfaced as a major bundler for Obama chief White House rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y)--Hsu had an outstanding criminal warrant--and may have illegally funneled contributions--Obama gave the Hsu money to charity, as did other political figures. Hsu surrendered, went on the lam, and was caught.
This is the Washington Post lede..
Before becoming a major bundler for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, disgraced Democratic donor Norman Hsu helped host a 2005 California event for Barack Obama's political action committee and introduced the senator from Illinois to one of the biggest fundraisers for his presidential bid.
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