Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kin Hui Groingate: Who Kneed this Famous Arcadia and Pasadena Developer in the Family Jewels?


If you were consider who the supposed victim is here, a gentleman named Kin Hui, perhaps the wealthiest and most influential  developer in this part of the world, then you might find the nature of the alleged crime a little hard to fathom. Here is a guy who owns more properties than anyone you might know, yet he apparently got into a fight with someone in a local restaurant and, as court documents show, got kneed on the groin. Which became the basis of a legal action that ended in Kin's favor.

To be perfectly upfront with you, so far I only have a few legal documents to go by. And like so many potentially newsworthy events in this part of the world, it got virtually no coverage in the media whatsoever. Print, radio or television. Which is hardly surprising. Developers possessing this level of influence spend a lot of dough to keep such things out of the press. They are quite fastidious about their public images. Mr. Hui even more so than most.

However, we will continue our investigation into Kin Hui Groingate and hope to post a follow-up article as well.

Please also note, Kin Hui is suspected by some parties of being the financial muscle behind noted McMansion development fan man, Arcadia City Councilmember Sho Tay. Who, allow me to add, has not been kneed in the groin. At least not lately, and as far as we know. We continue to investigate that possibility as well. Who knows, it could be a kind of crime wave.

Here is how Kin Hui's (pronounced "Huey") LinkedIn biography reads (link). So you know just who we're talking about here. Certainly a man to be reckoned with on the local scene.


That certainly is quite an encomium. How you keep track of it all is beyond me. He must have a staff for that. Or a museum with an extremely busy curator.

But I digress. Here are several of the documents I was able to obtain by going to Pasadena and hanging around the Courthouse for a few lost hours talking to the employees. Folks who obviously wished they could be someplace else. At home reading Facebook being my first guess.


A couple of observations. The defendant, Kai Lo Hsu, was born in March of 1950. Which means that at age 66 he must be a rather spry groin kneeing kind of guy. You don't usually see that kind of initiative in gentlemen of such seniority. Especially in a seafood restaurant where normally sedate people go to eat freshly cooked fish.

Kai Lo Hsu also required the assistance of a Public Defender. Meaning he probably doesn't have a lot of dough. Kin Hui, on the other hand, is fabulously flush. So there is an economic disparity thing going on here. We have no idea if Kin contributed in any way to this altercation, his crime scene behavior is not discussed in the few documents I was able to obtain. That could be due to certain lifestyle advantages.

There is a typo in the complaint. Kin Hui's name was initially spelled incorrectly. It does appear corrected in later documents. A second infraction was added. PC 415(2) is for Disturbing the Peace. Mr. Hsu plead no contest to that second charge. A plea bargained lesser count I guess. The actual groin kneeing itself did not result in a conviction.

In the defense attorney's declaration, it does state this allegation: That Mr. Hsu kneed Mr. Hui in the groin. As I previously suggested, no motive for this occurrence is given. Maybe they were quarreling over a particularly delectable species of fish, and there was only one in the tank at the Full House Seafood Restaurant that unfortunate day?

There are several recordings that were part of the evidence, but I was told they will need translating. These recordings are not part of the court file, either. I am attempting to get them, and if I do I will share that here with you.

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34 comments:

  1. I don't know who this Kai Lo dude is, but that took a lot of balls.

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  2. "...gate"? Really? Did you have to add that trite suffix?

    Newsfail

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    1. That's just nuts, Trump Guy.

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    2. Lol, I'm not trump guy!
      Don't turn this into trollgate.
      Darn, now I'm saying it...

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    3. Thank you. Admitting to that took a certain level of testicular fortitude, and you are to be commended.

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  3. "The fall of Kin Hui." Sounds dramatic.

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  4. I have been to the Full House Seafood Restaurant and have never seen such goings-on. Does anyone know the back story on this?

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    1. it's probably just a continuation of a school-yard spat they had when they were kids, although it sounds like they still are.

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  5. What is this all about anyway? Property developer "rich guy" verses homeless "poor man"?

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    1. My guess would be it's "drunk guy" versus "drunk guy."

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    2. Maybe the poor guy called the rich guy fat.

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    3. He needs to eat more fish.

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  6. Could it be gun running or you kidnapped my cousin. Or, you owe me money for work I did? Maybe stay away from my daughter. Must have been something big.

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  7. Maybe they were fighting over a cod piece.

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    1. There is something fishy about this story.

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    2. Truly this must have been a surgical strike.

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  8. His projects are like a groin kick to the eye. Couldn't happen to a more fitting guy

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  9. Kin Hui is an extremely touchy thin-skinned narcissist desperate for praise.

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    1. Yes, runs around getting into confrontations and threatening people. A true bully.

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    2. His eruptions on Facebook are legendary.

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  10. If their green cards are not current, send them all back to north korea

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  11. Traitor Trump tells Philippine president the U.S. has 2 nuclear subs in Korean waters.

    How many national security secrets will he reveal before his security clearance is yanked?

    Where are the navy and other services? Why aren't they decrying this? How about the military families, whose sons and daughters, husbands and wives are being put at risk due to this narcissist's need to divulge secrets?

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    1. With Memorial Day coming soon it is a good time to contemplate the potential consequences of having a Russian agent running the White House.

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  12. A British government department head was on PBS radio stating the British governement was very disappointed that the name of the Manchester suicide terrorist bombing was announced to the public by an American source, thus interferring with their investigation. Collecting all the data before it was made public was strategic to getting all the supporting terrorist suspects rounded up. The speaker indicated they would be reluctant to share stratetic information with the US.

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  13. Where can I send a $100 gratuity to the defendant for his public service?

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    1. Maybe we could pass the hat at the next city council meeting.

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  14. Where can I send a sympathy card to Kin Hui? Not for his delicate testicles, but for his association with Sho Tay. Even Kin Hui must need a shower after each encounter with such a dishonorable person as Sho Tay.

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  15. Delicatesticles!

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  16. 10:43am. Old news, most of the media ran the story weeks ago. Try focusing out in the real world, the Tattler is for your entertainment.

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    1. Treason is so yesterday.

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    2. Treason is so everyday.

      But seriously, can we talk about Benghazi again?

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  17. this guy is the current trend of scumbags ruining Arcadia. No surprise he has affiliation with Sho Tay. Sho Tay is an embarrassment to Arcadia residents. 120% lost on everything. Never once has he initiated ANY helpful action. Vote Tay out to the curb in 2018.

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