HSUT DOWN: “A judge has frozen bank accounts and sealed the Manhattan apartment of Norman Hsu at the request of investors who say the jailed political fundraiser stole $40 million from them. . . . After being a fugitive for about 15 years, Hsu made a name for himself as a political fundraiser for Democrats. He was arrested about three weeks ago and now faces new federal charges in New York of bilking investors out of $60 million. Investigators say he donated some of that money to numerous Democratic candidates and causes.”

More here, including this tidbit: “Minkoff asked the judge to issue attachment orders on donations Hsu made to Sen. Hillary Clinton, Gov. Spitzer and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who have either returned the money or put it in escrow.”