Norman Hsu, the Democratic fundraiser whose criminal past became a scandal for Hillary Clinton during the primary in 2007, was sentenced to over 24 years in prison today for committing fraud and violating campaign finance laws, the AP reports.
Prosecutors said that Hsu used “straw donors” who he reimbursed to get around campaign finance limits. The Clinton campaign gave back over $800,000 in donations from sources linked to Hsu.Hsu received a sentence of 20 years for the fraud he plead guilty to in May, and four years and four months on the campaign finance charges he was convicted of the same month.
Before he was sentenced, the AP reports, Hsu apologized in court.
TPMmuckraker’s full coverage of the case is here.
Late Update: The Wall Street Journal comes through with a fuller account of the scene in court. Hsu said: “I know apologizing will not make things better for anyone, but I would still like to apologize to your Honor, and to everyone else.”