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Major Democratic Treasurer Arrested On Mail Fraud Charges In California
TPMMuckraker ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | Ryan J. Reilly

Posted on 09/06/2011 12:24:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

Federal authorities have arrested an accountant who has served as treasurer on hundreds of political campaigns, the Ocean County Register reports.

Kindee Durkee, whose clients have included Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) as well as state legislators and L.A. City Council members, is being held on mail fraud charges.

Durkee is expected to make her first court appearance on Tuesday. The charge against her is reportedly related to her work with a member of the California assembly, but the full criminal complaint against her has not yet been posted. Durkee was arrested at the office of her business, Durkee & Associates, in Burbank on Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arrested; ca; california; democratparty; democrats; durkee; embezzlement; fraud; kindedurkee; kindeedurkee
Saw this story on the Sunday evening news, and by yesterday (Monday) it was buried.
1 posted on 09/06/2011 12:24:12 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
"Durkee, Durkee , Durkee"


2 posted on 09/06/2011 12:28:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Prior threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/kindedurkee/index


3 posted on 09/06/2011 12:29:37 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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Durkee has had enforcement actions taken against her four times by the state Fair Political Practices Commission, primarily for failing to report transactions or information. She has also received at least a half a dozen enforcement warning letters from the commission and stipulated to a violation before the City of San Diego Ethics Commission.

What sort of "enforcement actions" were taken? Apparently, she has never been punished. Life is great for democrap crooks, huh? They just keep rollin', until they forget a kickback or two.....

4 posted on 09/06/2011 12:33:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: calcowgirl

The more, the better.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 12:35:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

God bless her. She leaves the house looking like this, and thinks it’s, well, a nice style?

Your sin will find you out.

I know.


6 posted on 09/06/2011 12:37:51 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: La Enchiladita
Life is great for democrap crooks, huh? They just keep rollin', until they forget a kickback or two.....

She probably should be put on obamacide watch.

7 posted on 09/06/2011 12:38:08 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita; calcowgirl
But I LIKE money being stolen from Democrat campaigns.

Durkee, sweetie, you're my fave!

8 posted on 09/06/2011 12:39:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL. Isn’t Durkee a seasoning...??
Or is it a brand of stuffin......


9 posted on 09/06/2011 12:40:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: La Enchiladita
But Durkee's role in Irvine politics is curious because of the slimy (but apparently legal) way the so-called "Agran machine" has financed elections over the years. After pushing for the passage of stringent local campaign finance laws that limit direct contributions, the Democratic majority has created slush funds with state and local measures on city ballots that are used to print the "Hometown Voter Guide" ballot recommendation mailers that include the Democratic candidates.

Because those contributions do not go directly to the candidates, those campaigns do not have report the source or count them among donations restricted under the city law.

A check of Irvine City Clerk records shows how intertwined Durkee has been in city politics. She was treasurer for: Agran's City Council bids in 1998, 2004, 2008, 2010, and for mayor in 2000 and 2002; Kang's 2010 mayoral race; and Krom's council bids in 2002 and 2008 and mayoral runs in 2004 and 2006. Durkee was also treasurer for the Irvine City Employees Association PAC and the "victory funds" for Measures R and S, which dealt with public support for the Orange County Great Park, in 2010.

10 posted on 09/06/2011 12:42:34 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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Kinde Durkee

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.

11 posted on 09/06/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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'I've been robbed,' California lawmaker says
SacBee: Capitol Alert | Dan Smith / FR Posted by SmithL, Sept 4, 2011

Assemblyman Jose Solorio today told his constituents that he fell victim to alleged mail fraud by Burbank-based Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, writing that the FBI contacted him Friday to break the news. According this Associated Press story, the FBI arrested Durkee Friday and she is expected at appear in court Tuesday.

Under the headline "I've Been Robbed. The FBI Has Arrested My Treasurer," Solorio, D-Santa Ana, posted the following letter today: Dear Friends, I wanted to reach out to you directly with the facts regarding the recent arrest of Kinde Durkee, the person I trusted as my campaign treasurer. I hired her because she was regarded as a highly respected professional, and for decades, the treasurer for the campaigns of many prominent elected officials in the state. (Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...

12 posted on 09/06/2011 12:46:43 PM 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: La Enchiladita

I’m sure her defense will be that it’s genetic. After all, all dems have those genes, don’t they? Or perhaps she was simply redistributing democratic wealth. What could be wrong with that?


13 posted on 09/06/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Carry_Okie
And you will love this part. She royally ripped off a cholo state assemblyman, Jose Solorio:

A longtime Democratic campaign treasurer with tax problems is accused of siphoning off nearly $700,000 from a California candidate's account to pay her credit cards, a mortgage and business bills.

Kinde Durkee - who heads Durkee & Associates in Burbank, Calif. - was arrested Friday by the FBI.

...A federal complaint filed Tuesday outlines an elaborate shell game in which Durkee secretly shifted money out of a state Assemblyman Jose Solorio's campaign to pay for an array of debts, from a Disneyland restaurant to shopping at Costco.

14 posted on 09/06/2011 12:47:01 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Jihad THIS!! America Forever!!! Let's Roll!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

If only they’d arrest/incarcerate (and report on) all the other ones!


15 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:04 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: La Enchiladita

If only they’d arrest/incarcerate (and report on) all the other ones!


16 posted on 09/06/2011 12:52:18 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: Carry_Okie

LOL. Good point. :-)


17 posted on 09/06/2011 12:53:07 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Sapere Aude!" --Immanuel Kant)
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To: La Enchiladita

the above pic looks like she’s stuffin her piehole for a living.


18 posted on 09/06/2011 12:53:42 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Liz

Shouldn’t that be “Kindee Dykee”?


19 posted on 09/06/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

Kinda Dyke-ee


20 posted on 09/06/2011 12:57:55 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Liz

Yep, she’s a Democrat...


21 posted on 09/06/2011 12:59:35 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: La Enchiladita

I knew it! She’s a FREEPER!!!


22 posted on 09/06/2011 1:02:15 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: La Enchiladita

The Tea Party made her do it.


23 posted on 09/06/2011 1:05:35 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Isn’t Durkee a seasoning...??

Dare I say it....

Is she one of the spice girls?

24 posted on 09/06/2011 1:06:04 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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Kindee brought LOTS-—— and I mean LOTS—— of diversity to the Dem party (sniffle). That’s all that matters (sob).


25 posted on 09/06/2011 1:15:29 PM 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: RexBeach

“God bless her. She leaves the house looking like this, and thinks it’s, well, a nice style?”

She got busted for raiding Hillary’s closet.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 1:22:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Somewhere, a WalMart is missing a shopper.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 1:30:11 PM PDT by Signalman
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