HARRISBURG – After learning that Norman Hsu failed to appear in a California court on 15-year-old fraud allegations, Gov. Edward G. Rendell today Thursday that he is disappointed in Hsu’s actions and that he will donate Hsu’s campaign contributions to charity.
“Though Norman is my friend, and remains so, his failure to appear casts a new light on his assertions regarding the original case,” Rendell said. “As a result, I will follow other elected officials and donate the money he contributed to me to charity.
“It was never about the money,” the governor said. “It’s about standing up for one of the principles of our judicial system – that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
“The media feeding frenzy around Norman is likely to continue, but I intend to focus now on the tremendous amount of work we have to complete in Harrisburg this fall for the people of Pennsylvania.”