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October 5, 2007
Who is Mr. Hsu?
The Suitably Flip website has been on top of the Norman Hsu story since it broke with helpful charts and lists of donors that gives us some idea of who the people surrounding Mr. Hsu are and what connections they have to the Democratic party.
But beyond that, the ultimate question has been "Who is this guy?"
In a continuing effort to piece together the Norman Hsu backstory (where he came from, where he got his money prior to the recent alleged investment scams, how he learned to ply the phony apparel trade, etc.), I've come across a man who bears an uncanny circumstantial resemblance to Mr. Hsu. Flip has done yeoman's work in ferreting out this possible connection between Norman Hsu and Douglas Hsu who Flip thinks may be his brother.
Meet Douglas Hsu, Chinese apparel magnate, educated in the U.S. (Columbia and my alma mater, Notre Dame), and recently indicted for forgery and breach of trust in a case that involved the First Lady of Taiwan.
Hsu is also a billionaire.
If so, it would certainly answer some questions about Norman Hsu and where he got his money. Read the whole thing for some fascinating background on someone who could very well be Norman Hsu's richer, smarter brother.