Norman Hsu Makes Brief Court Appearance This Morning

Norman Hsu (Shoo) remains behind bars after a brief court appearance this morning.

During a hearing that lasted only a few minutes, the now-disgraced Democratic fundraiser was ordered to return to court on November second.

Hsu is trying to recover the two million dollars in bail he forfeited.

The judge in the case said he will consider his request on the bail money during that hearing.

Hsu's lawyer's are also trying to withdraw his previous no contest plea he entered in 1992 involving a case involving the theft of one million dollars from people who thought they were investing in a clothing deal.

Hsu fled California before he was formally sentenced.

Besides the local charges, the 56-year-old Hsu is also facing a separate federal case alleging that he cheated investors out of at least 60 million dollars.

If convicted of the federal charges, Hsu is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison on each of the fraud charges and five years on a campaign finance charge.

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