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Guess How Much of Dianne Feinstein Campaign Cash ($5 million total) was Embezzled
Self | September 8, 2011 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 09/10/2011 6:52:12 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Okay, here is a weekend fun challenge: Guess how much of Dianne Feinstein's campaign cash was stolen via embezzlement by her treasurer Kinde Durkee. We already know that Durkee WIPED OUT the campaign cash of Loretta Sanchez so it is hard to believe that she wouldn't have touched at least some of the $5 million of Di-Fi cash. This little BLURB from the L.A. Weekly doesn't make it look too good for Di-Fi:

Feinstein's re-election campaign had about $5 million in the bank as of June 30, according to the disclosure forms Durkee submitted.

Durkee has been accused of filing false disclosure statements to hide transfers to her own funds. Feinstein's consultants have been trying to ascertain whether Feinstein lost any money, said strategist Bill Carrick. Banks have frozen Durkee's clients' accounts, and have asked for notarized release forms before disclosing their balances.

"This is gonna be a long time figuring it out," Carrick said. "There's no way to access anything."

Your humble correspondent is going to go out on the limb and guess that Durkee embezzled $4.5 million from Wi-Fi. What is your guess?

If the total is over $3 million I am predicting that Wi-Fi would just throw her hands into the air and give up trying to run for re-election. Just too much trouble to raise that money again.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: diannefeinstein; difi; feinstein; kindedurkee; vanity
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We should know the answer to the $5 million question within a couple of weeks.
1 posted on 09/10/2011 6:52:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

This sounds like a small-scale version of what happened to our tax dollars (and out children’s and grandchildren’s) thanks to DiFi and her cohort.


2 posted on 09/10/2011 6:58:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: PJ-Comix

Since DiFi has been using Durkee since ‘92, I’d say it’s a ton of moolah. One could also say DiFi’s a turkey for using Durkee...


3 posted on 09/10/2011 6:58:56 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: PJ-Comix

I am confused by all this. There was no crime. Its simply a matter of Democrats “sharing the wealth” of other Democrats. This is what Obama campaigned for in 2008... :0)


4 posted on 09/10/2011 6:59:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Grampa Dave; thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; Condor51

So Di got ripped off for about $5 mill. With her husband’s China connections which Di facilitates using her office.....Di will raise that, and double it in no time.


5 posted on 09/10/2011 7:00:08 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Grampa Dave; thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; Condor51

So Di got ripped off for about $5 mill. With her husband’s China connections which Di facilitates using her office.....Di will raise that, and double it in no time.


6 posted on 09/10/2011 7:00:18 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: PJ-Comix

All these Democrats using one treasurer? Money laundering?


7 posted on 09/10/2011 7:01:03 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Pollster1

Exactly and if there were any interest on it; it got stolen too.


8 posted on 09/10/2011 7:05:31 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PJ-Comix

I would suspect that if these folks plead “victim” their coffers will quickly refill with maybe a little surplus.


9 posted on 09/10/2011 7:06:26 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: PJ-Comix

I will bet she and Miss I can’t decide whether I want to be caucasian or hispanic stole the money for themselves.


10 posted on 09/10/2011 7:07:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Did Kinde Durkee disappear or is she in the slammer?

One interesting side-note - this puts to rest a whole bunch of feminist memes about how things would be different if women ran the world.
11 posted on 09/10/2011 7:12:35 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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I know that DiFi has a horrible temper but can you imagine the temper tantrums she is throwing right now as she awaits the bad news about exactly how much was embezzled? The fact that Turkey Durkee wiped out all of Loretta Sanchez’s campaign cash can’t be making her feel very optimistic.


12 posted on 09/10/2011 7:14:06 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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Did Kinde Durkee disappear or is she in the slammer?

They are about to release her on bail. My recommendation? Make a beeline for Rio de Janeiro. Psst! No extradition treaty for embezzlement.

13 posted on 09/10/2011 7:16:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I am struck about how much this reminds me of Madoff and his fraud against his affinity group. When you have a crook committing theft against “fellow believers”, the crook has an additional shield against discovery because the suspicion first has to get past the affinity barrier.


14 posted on 09/10/2011 7:25:09 AM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: PJ-Comix

That’s probably been pre-arranged; I’d guess that Feinstein won’t want her around making plea bargains.


15 posted on 09/10/2011 7:27:56 AM PDT by gusopol3
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“Senator Feinstein, I have good news and bad news for you. First the good news. Fortunately all the campaign cash that Durkee embezzled from you was deposited into one account and we have located it. The bad news is the account was with Bernie Madoff investments.”


16 posted on 09/10/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

What did she do with all that $$..drugs? nah.. a habit that size would have killed her by now...I bet it’s gambling...


17 posted on 09/10/2011 7:40:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: AD from SpringBay

FYI...she just made bail..which is surprising..since she’s accused of embezzling..judge won’t let you use assets of your crimes for bail..more likely a friend put it up..or a relative..maybe a house..


18 posted on 09/10/2011 7:41:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I guess $14,000,000,000,000.00+.


19 posted on 09/10/2011 7:42:47 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (welcome dies irae)
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I bet it’s gambling...

Blackjack or slot machines?

20 posted on 09/10/2011 7:45:41 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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