It appears that Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy will not return $6,600 in donations he got from Norman Hsu. Several Dem. politicians have decided to return the money or give them to charity. But Kennedy feels that because there is no way of know that the money was gotten by ill-gains he doesn’t need to give it away.
“We are complying with all applicable (Federal Election Commission) rules and regulations with regards to campaign contributions,” Brand said. “If something changes with respect to those rules, we’ll take appropriate action.”
“The Chineese Connection” was one of 16 co-hosts at a fundraising event at the New York Yacht Club in June. According to his attorney E. lawrence Barcella Jr…
“Norman is entitled to the presumption of innocence like everyone else, his issue is over 15 years old.”
However in 1991, Hsu pleaded no contest to a single felony count of grand theft in California, admitting he defrauded investors of $1,000,000 in a bogus investment scam. Which basically means that Hsu is not entitled to the presumption of innocence life everyone else.
But why should Kennedy care, his family is littered with criminals like his uncle Teddy “Hic-Cup” Kennedy who let a girl drown in his car after a drunk driving incident on Saturday July 19, 1969. William Kennedy Smith was charged with rape twice in 1991 and 2004 (which he was acquitted for), both Bobby and John have been connected to the Mafia and were known adulterers, Joe Kennedy contributed to the stock market crash of 1930 by:
Selling Short – Usually an investor purchases stock and later sells it, earning a profit if the stock has gone up. Selling short reverses the process. The investor who believes the price of a stock will go down borrows stock – say at $10 a share – from a broker for a fee. If the price falls to $8, he buys new shares at the lower price of $8 and gives them back to the broker to replace the shares he borrowed at $10. He then gets to keep the $2 difference as his profit. By selling short, Joe made sums estimated at more than $1 million and contributed to the eventual market crash by forcing prices down.
As for Patrick Kennedy himself?
According to a letter sent by Officer Greg Baird, acting chairman of the USCP FOP, the wreck took place at approximately 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kennedy’s car, operating with its running lights turned off, narrowly missed colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser and smashed into a security barricade at First and C streets Southeast.
“The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering,” Baird’s letter states. Officers approached the driver, who “declared to them he was a Congressman and was late to a vote. The House had adjourned nearly three hours before this incident. It was Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy from Rhode Island.”
Baird wrote that Capitol Police Patrol Division units, who are trained in driving under the influence cases, were not allowed to perform basic field sobriety tests on the Congressman. Instead, two sergeants, who also responded to the accident, proceeded to confer with the Capitol Police watch commander on duty and then “ordered all of the Patrol Division Units to leave the scene and that they were taking over.”
Baird said he had been advised that after the officers departed, Capitol Police “House Division officials” gave Kennedy a ride home.
So why should he care that he involves himself in criminal behavior? Why it’s in his blood!
After reports surfaced of his fugitive status, politicians at all levels scrambled to distance themselves. On Wednesday, Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who initially said he would keep the $6,200 from Hsu, announced that he would give the money to charity.
Kennedy had originally counted $6,600 in donations, but a review of federal campaign records showed it was actually $6,200.