Democratic Fundraiser Convicted in Corruption Trial

Published May 19, 2009

| AP

A longtime Democratic fundraiser has been convicted of violating campaign finance laws.

A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Hsu (SHOO) on Tuesday. The case became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats.

Prosecutors said the 58-year-old Hsu used straw donors to make thousands of dollars in donations so he could bypass rules limiting the amount he could donate.

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

The federal jury began deliberating Monday afternoon.

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