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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
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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To: PJ-Comix
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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To: blueunicorn6

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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To: AD from SpringBay
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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To: SES1066

“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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To: ken5050
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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To: PJ-Comix

I hope she stole it all and spent it. Not a dime back to difi scum. But then again the bank will probably reimburse every penny.


21 posted on 09/10/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: ken5050

“Um, Senator Feinstein. We have bad news and good news for you. First the bad news: Turkey Durkee lost ALL your campaign cash in Las Vegas. Now the good news: You get to keep the comps that she earned in Vegas. Free rooms and buffets.”


22 posted on 09/10/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I sure as hell hope somebody robbed this b!tch blind!


23 posted on 09/10/2011 7:49:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

“Um, Senator Feinstein, we now have a full report about how much of your campaign cash was embezzled. But before we deliver our report, perhaps you would like to speak to the nice salesman from the straitjacket company.”


24 posted on 09/10/2011 8:05:33 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Kinda Porkee to me.


25 posted on 09/10/2011 8:37:49 AM PDT by Riptides
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To: PJ-Comix

An excellent tactic to reduce Democratic ranks.


26 posted on 09/10/2011 8:48:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Cowboy Bob

LOL Democrats “sharing the wealth” of other Democrats.
Your powers of observation is out standing,I will remember that line.


27 posted on 09/10/2011 8:55:32 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PJ-Comix; Liz; stephenjohnbanker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; NormsRevenge

Before this is over, the mediots will try to make this embezzler a friend of Sarah Palin, a lover of Perry and a buddy of Rush, and finance chairman of the tea party.

Apparently, she has been looting the math dumb liberals for years if not decades:

http://sdrostra.com/?p=20126

Handcuffed Kinde (or, How Durkee Became The Delinquent Democrat)

Sunday, September 4, 2011 posted by South Bay Sunnycrest

Although many of us are enjoying the Labor Day weekend holidays with friends & family, one of the most interesting news items for politicos this weekend could be unfolding right now for Democratic politicians across the state.

As reported by the Associated Press, longtime Democratic operative Kinde Durkee was arrested on Friday by FBI agents on suspicion of mail fraud. Durkee, as any of our liberal, Democratic friends would tell you, has been the campaign treasurer for hundreds of candidates and elected officials across California for decades. Her client list extends to 113 separate committees for left-leaning candidates, PACs, and causes.

According to the AP, the state FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) has had to come down on her multiple times for failing to report transactions. San Diego’s Ethics Commission has even dinged her for similar offenses.

Talk about guilt by association, folks. The hit piece potential from this could upend many established Democrats up and down the state, notably in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The full list of clients can be found here, thanks to our friends at Sacramento Bee.

Durkee’s web of clients even extends down to us in America’s Finest County. One of those San Diego-based candidates/electeds who hired Durkee is none other than South Bay’s evenly sketchy Arlie Ricasa — as if there’s not enough dirt on her already. Birds of a feather, right?

Durkee is expected to make her first appearance in court on Tuesday.

We’ll have updates for you on this as the story unfolds.

Jim Sills says:

September 5, 2011 at 12:03 am

On the Secretary of State’s website, you can search WHICH campaigns various treasurers have served.

http://dbsearch.ss.ca.gov/TreasurerSearch.aspx

From January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2011, Kinde Durkee submitted 242 campaign finance reports for groups or committees with either the name “DEMOCRAT” or “DEMOCRATIC” in their formal titles, per the Secretray of State’s data base.

Durkee submitted exactly TWO (2) reports for a GOP group, the obscure, “National Organization of GOP Armenians” (which spent less than $1K the last year).

SUMMARIZING THOSE TOTALS FOR YOU
* 242 reports for Democrat groups
* 2 for a single Republican group.

That’s a 121-to-1 ratio for the Mathematically-minded.

There are dozens more Durkee reports filed for various Labor Union-related PACs and prominent Democrat office-holders like Gil Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Jose Solorio, Ted Lieu, Jerome Horton, and…..

…………………………..(Drum Roll)…….

* Christine Kehoe for Assembly 2012 !

……………………………….AND…….

* Office Holder account, Senator Christine Kehoe!

Senator Kehoe, please call your answering service.
* (Laughter, Applause).


28 posted on 09/10/2011 9:30:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave
DiFiChi , her hubby and her have done quite well thru political shenanigans in the past .. Karma sucks sometimes. ;-)

and the OC Register has this..

Loretta Sanchez’s funds ‘nearly wiped out’

A week after her campaign treasurer was arrested by the FBI, U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office says the congresswoman’s campaign account “has been nearly wiped out.”

Adrienne Elrod, Sanchez’s chief of staff, declined to say how much is gone, but confirmed that the account managed by Kinde Durkee is nearly empty. According to Federal Election Commission records, Sanchez had $378,928.50 in the bank at the end of June.

-snip-

Karma?

Sanchez stole votes by making 'em up..

Where's muh Hanky?

29 posted on 09/10/2011 9:35:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

DiFi packs heat so I would be mighty careful asking her any questions.


30 posted on 09/10/2011 9:36:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix; Liz; stephenjohnbanker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; NormsRevenge

This link works without entering KindeDurkee

http://www.scribd.com/doc/63942428/KindeDurkee

This will probably cripple if not neutralize the Rat’s phoney non profits, which laundry money to elect and reelect rats in California.

These crooked rat bastards are basically defanged by losing their money.


31 posted on 09/10/2011 9:38:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave; PJ-Comix; thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; ...

Hmmmm....I’m wondering if Kinde was the bag lady, helping the pols stash cash offshore-—all tax-free-—for later use.

There are restrictions on using campaign funds-—and earmarks-— where pols cash out-—are gone).

Kinde might have been taking a bundle for herself-—and got greedy-—so the pols called her on it.


32 posted on 09/10/2011 10:01:30 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; Liz; stephenjohnbanker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; NormsRevenge

A possible reason for the leftie cpa looting her liberal buddies and non profits may be tied into Maddoff, Stanford and local shysters with their ponzi schemes based on mythical properties.

Some county DAs with the resources and trained man power are wrapping up a few of these cases.

We have at least two situations here, which left businesses broke, individuals losing most of their life savings and funds set up to maintain stuff like graveyard maintenance with no funds.

These Ponzi Scheme crimes were committed during the rapid escalation of most property values in this state and others. People invested their money, others’s money, and whatever money they could get their hands on before the Ponzi schemes blew up. Then, they borrowed from their banks, second mortgages, credit cards, parents, and siblings until they couldn’t borrow anymore.

Banks found themselves holding mortgages on 2 - 4 million dollar homes, whose value fell to maybe a half million with all types of seconds/thirds/home equity loans and credit cards. Some of those banks have got really tough on those, who lost money to Ponzi scams. Maybe this babe was on a high up on a list of defaulters and really had pressure put on her by banks and others down the credit line.

As BofA lays offs thousands, watch it and other banks roll over on Freddie/Fannie and anyone who owes them big time.


33 posted on 09/10/2011 10:01:40 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave
SUMMARIZING THOSE TOTALS FOR YOU

* 242 reports for Democrat groups

* 2 for a single Republican group.

Headline in the NYT: "GOP Campaign Treasurer Embezzled Funds"

34 posted on 09/10/2011 10:03:04 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The day after Sanchez openingly stole her election with illegals and other criminal actions, I rode down to SFO to catch a plane to LA on our airport limo/van.

On the limo, there was a couple who were still hung over from their party celebrating Sanchez’s illegal victory.

I called them terrorists for supporting a terrorist who used illegals to win an election.

The van got very quiet until they got off first.

I got glares from the liberals on the limo and thumbs up from the people like us.


35 posted on 09/10/2011 10:07:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Liz

Maybe Kinde took more than her normal 20-40% for laundering the cash before it went over seas?

I have the feeling she owes millions to people who have no sense of humor.


36 posted on 09/10/2011 10:08:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Doomonyou

Headline in the NYT: “GOP Campaign Treasurer Embezzled Funds”

Was this in the Slimes, or are you predicting what they and the LA Slimes will print?:)


37 posted on 09/10/2011 10:09:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Just a guess, but it wouldn’t surprise me!


38 posted on 09/10/2011 10:18:48 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: PJ-Comix

With the proper use of coupons, she probably owns the entire Food City corporation.


39 posted on 09/10/2011 10:41:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Liz
Poor, poor, Di-Fi. $5 Million gone just like, *that*.
Now she'll know how TAXPAYERS feel!

Too bad she didn't have $20 Million that could have bee ripped off from her.

40 posted on 09/10/2011 11:16:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out consevatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: PJ-Comix

I hope all of it! The more hurt the Dims have from this the more the DNC will have to fork over that Obama won’t have.


41 posted on 09/10/2011 11:16:47 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Grampa Dave; PJ-Comix; Liz

I served on the board of directors of a national trade association in the mid 80s and within a few months I suspected something was wrong when one of our managers refused to hire a accounting firm to do a audit for us. This woman was so deceitful that she bought a quick print franchise and was printing fake bank statements and putting in her own bogus numbers. Our investigation showed she had 5 or 6 bank accounts to filter the money through. We made a mistake in not bringing in the county DAs office in Dallas Tx.


42 posted on 09/10/2011 12:09:32 PM PDT by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.)
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