Skip to comments.FBI arrests prominent Democratic campaign treasurer
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. Attorneys Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureaus Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a campaign treasurer.
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.
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What did Holder not get his Protection Money “Kickback”??
Here's Kinde; a typical Democrap female: butched hair, ugly, fat and dressed in a garment stitched up by Omar the Tentmaker.
She’ll get house arrest for 3 mos. After all she part of the ruling elite.
“...dressed in a garment stitched up by Omar the Tentmaker.”
It looks like an ugly curtain or drop-cloth with sleeves.
The good news, based on the photo, she’ll be safe in jail. Who would want to have any of the ‘that’?
Always good to prosecute these kinds of crimes.
But let’s remember to “hold our tongues and keep it classy” as Palin suggested.
She stole campaign funds from Democrats. Mai tradire la famiglia.
...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.
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.
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.
Sounds like she and her organization were so “entrenched” that they figured what they were doing _couldn’t_ be wrong!
Yes indeed, lending truth to the slogan “Democratic Women: The life of the Party”
a ‘What not to wear’ candidate?
I wonder how she’ll look in stripes..?
FBI arrests campaign treasurer for Democratic politicians (suspicion of mail fraud)
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“She” forgot the tie
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 FECs 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 Durkees clients, the federal campaign funds she served, ever audited? No? Then why not? Its not like she wasnt on anyones radar.
Or was it?
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)
But in Dem circles, who knew what when, where and who? It might be an upper political implication than we now know.
Kinde needs some serious therapy time with Mooshell.
...Durkee´s daughter.... No kidding.
In Democratic politics she is a true professional.
Sounds like she was helping herself to what others were already stealing. See her FEC issues in post #28.
Great way to not draw attention to her overall ugliness — choose to wear the worst color known to mankind.
Well, at least refrigerator arrest, as big as she is.