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FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | September 3, 2011 | BRIAN JOSEPH

Posted on 09/04/2011 4:57:36 AM PDT by george76

A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of mail fraud, The Orange County Register has learned.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek confirmed Saturday afternoon that Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureau’s Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a campaign treasurer.

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Durkee also oversaw the political-action committees of the Democratic Party of Orange County and the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, among others.

Durkee and Associates says on its website: “Since 1972 we have worked for 5 presidential campaigns, 4 gubernatorial campaigns, numerous senate, congressional, state and local candidates, initiatives, political action committees and many non-profit associates and small businesses.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arrests; california; campaigntreasurer; correa; cultureofcorruption; democratic; democrats; diannefeinstein; durkee; fbi; feinstein; josesolorio; kindedurkee; lorettasanchez; loucorrea; mailfraud; orangeco; orangecounty; sanchez; solorio

1 posted on 09/04/2011 4:57:38 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

What did Holder not get his Protection Money “Kickback”??


2 posted on 09/04/2011 4:59:06 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: george76

Here's Kinde; a typical Democrap female: butched hair, ugly, fat and dressed in a garment stitched up by Omar the Tentmaker.

3 posted on 09/04/2011 5:02:48 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
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To: IbJensen
a typical Democrap female: butched hair, ugly, fat and dressed in a garment stitched up by Omar the Tentmaker

Savage refers to them as mean, clipped-haired oven-stuffers from Bergen-Belsen.
4 posted on 09/04/2011 5:05:33 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: george76

She’ll get house arrest for 3 mos. After all she part of the ruling elite.


5 posted on 09/04/2011 5:05:38 AM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: SpaceBar; IbJensen
C'mon guys, it's prolly just gland thing . . .


snort

6 posted on 09/04/2011 5:10:43 AM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: IbJensen

“...dressed in a garment stitched up by Omar the Tentmaker.”

It looks like an ugly curtain or drop-cloth with sleeves.


7 posted on 09/04/2011 5:13:30 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: IbJensen

The good news, based on the photo, she’ll be safe in jail. Who would want to have any of the ‘that’?


8 posted on 09/04/2011 5:16:22 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: george76

Always good to prosecute these kinds of crimes.

But let’s remember to “hold our tongues and keep it classy” as Palin suggested.


9 posted on 09/04/2011 5:54:59 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: jakerobins
What did Holder not get his Protection Money “Kickback”??

She stole campaign funds from Democrats. Mai tradire la famiglia.

10 posted on 09/04/2011 5:58:35 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
...who works for federal, state and O.C. lawmakers including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Rep. Loretta Sanchez and state Assemblymen Lou Correa and Jose Solorio... also oversaw the political-action committees of the Democratic Party of Orange County and the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, among others.
That will cost Zero some Cali votes in 2012. Lucky for him a lot of RINOs won't vote for any alleged RINOs -- e.g., the entire Republican field so far. Everyone's a RINO to someone.
11 posted on 09/04/2011 6:00:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: IbJensen

Remember, this woman is our political opponent but she’s also a sovereign individual, a child of God.

I don’t mean to sound preachy. The true moral code is never the same as political correctness, and here’s how to avoid mixing the two—do it in God’s name.

I’m as guilty as anyone else when it comes to talking bad about others. And Palin’s comment to hold our tongue and keep it classy is right in line with the Commandment to love your neighbor.


12 posted on 09/04/2011 6:04:30 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: george76

I’m wondering if this was sanctioned by any candidate as a way to funnel funds to different entities or for the candidate’s personal use.


14 posted on 09/04/2011 6:19:27 AM PDT by lwd
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To: george76

Sounds like she and her organization were so “entrenched” that they figured what they were doing _couldn’t_ be wrong!


15 posted on 09/04/2011 6:32:15 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: IbJensen

chaz bono!

LLS


16 posted on 09/04/2011 6:49:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2773460/posts


17 posted on 09/04/2011 9:07:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: IbJensen

Yes indeed, lending truth to the slogan “Democratic Women: The life of the Party”


18 posted on 09/04/2011 9:12:31 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: IbJensen

a ‘What not to wear’ candidate?

I wonder how she’ll look in stripes..?


19 posted on 09/04/2011 9:17:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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FBI arrests campaign treasurer for Democratic politicians (suspicion of mail fraud)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2773460/posts


20 posted on 09/04/2011 9:18:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: george76
A prominent Democratic campaign treasurer

The OC Register must be a right of center newspaper. Not only did they mention his Democratic party affiliation, they stuck it in the very first sentence. Only three words in.

21 posted on 09/04/2011 9:22:04 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: IbJensen
Looks like the Chaz Bono look is catching on.
22 posted on 09/04/2011 10:02:26 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: george76; thouworm; CutePuppy; Grampa Dave; Condor51; sickoflibs
Now under arrest, Democrat Kinde's company, Durkee and Associates, says on its website: “Since 1972 we have worked for 5 presidential campaigns, 4 gubernatorial campaigns, numerous senate, congressional, state and local candidates, initiatives, political action committees and many non-profit associates and small businesses.” (Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com.

There's a zillion ways to scam using non-profits, PACS, and other campaign accounts.

1. Lack of internal control policies;

2. Difficulties in obtaining documentation;

3. Untimely account balance reconciliations;

4. Lack of compensating controls in: journal entries, bank reconciliations, cash disbursements, and utility billing revenues;

5. No consistent process of financial enties;

6. Excessive financial entries made to correct or adjust initial entries;

7. Bank reconciliations not correctly reconciled to general ledger.

Did Kinde use the Madoff MO to stash stolen money? Bernie's Ponzi assets were stashed in a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering and tax evasion.

23 posted on 09/04/2011 11:05:29 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by a personal point of view.)
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To: reasonisfaith
"Remember, this woman is our political opponent but she’s also a sovereign individual, a child of God"

That fat pug is the enemy, Evil is her game and satan is her god.

You confuse the evil hatred of righteousness with the righteous hatred of evil. Your self satisfying be nice-ism is a major part of the problem. Don't preach that others remember, rather learn yourself.


24 posted on 09/04/2011 11:07:14 AM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: IbJensen

She looks like so many lefties I see here in Austin.

Nearly everyone of these lefties either work for the city,state or federal government.


25 posted on 09/04/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: I see my hands

Yes I will try to learn.

The enemies of Palin know the power of her mind. They know the strength of her political strategy, because they know she speaks her heart and her beliefs. They know her beliefs will triumph.

If a Palin supporter thinks the call to be classy and hold our tongues is a “be nice-ism,” they are as confused as one can possibly be.

See Luke 6:28, which teaches us to love our enemies and “do good to those who hate you.”


26 posted on 09/04/2011 11:33:28 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale.")
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To: 4yearlurker

“She” forgot the tie


27 posted on 09/04/2011 11:49:31 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: jakerobins

According to the “Sacrement Bee” Kinde Durkee has been arrested for “mail fraud.”

Kinde Durkee, a self-professed professional of the campaign finance industry and leader of Durkee and Associates, is no stranger to campaign finance troubles.

A quick review of the FEC’s own web site reveals that at least 4 times in recent years, Ms. Durkee or her firm has been mentioned in Federal Election Commission publicly released articles because of campaign finance related problems.

1. MUR 5304, “Contributions in the name of another; use of state (non-federal) funds in connection with a federal election,”
2. MUR 6140, “The complaint alleged that the respondents violated the personal use provisions of the Act by using campaign funds to buy clothing for candidates.”
3. MUR 5418, “Excessive contributions,”
4. MUR 5569, “The complaint has multiple allegations of illegal contributions and expenditures and asserts. . .”

Issues that a true professional should have been able to steer their fee paying client away from.

So now this begs the questions, “Where was the FEC” and “How is it they failed to act more aggressively” in the prevention of these illegal acts?

Were any of Durkee’s clients, the federal campaign funds she served, ever audited? No? Then why not? It’s not like she wasn’t on anyone’s “radar.”

Or was it?


28 posted on 09/04/2011 11:55:37 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: IbJensen

Here’s an example of the “ugly” people that the liberals want to consider as needing special legislative protection in the marketplace of the unemployed.(ugly vs. good looking applicants)


30 posted on 09/04/2011 12:22:47 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: reasonisfaith

But in Dem circles, who knew what when, where and who? It might be an upper political implication than we now know.


31 posted on 09/04/2011 1:27:49 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: IbJensen

Kinde needs some serious therapy time with Mooshell.


32 posted on 09/04/2011 1:29:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: IbJensen

WOOF!!!!


33 posted on 09/04/2011 4:49:15 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: george76
A Rat stealing too big of a cut from other Rats.......Bad Rat, bad Rat :^)
34 posted on 09/04/2011 5:03:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: stylecouncilor

...Durkee´s daughter.... No kidding.


35 posted on 09/04/2011 5:25:14 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: reasonisfaith

Thank you.


36 posted on 09/04/2011 9:50:13 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: cpa4you

In Democratic politics she is a true professional.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 6:23:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: The Cajun

Sounds like she was helping herself to what others were already stealing. See her FEC issues in post #28.


38 posted on 09/05/2011 6:24:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: IbJensen

Great way to not draw attention to her overall ugliness — choose to wear the worst color known to mankind.


39 posted on 09/05/2011 6:33:00 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: steveab
She’ll get house arrest

Well, at least refrigerator arrest, as big as she is.

40 posted on 09/05/2011 7:43:42 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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