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Fraud case leaves California Democrats scrambling
Reuters (Yahoo) ^ | 10/22/2011 | Mary Slosson

Posted on 10/23/2011 12:26:48 AM PDT by South40

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms. Kinde Durkee, who controlled the funds of roughly 400 candidates and groups, ranging from Senator Dianne Feinstein to local Democratic youth clubs, was arrested in September and charged with fraud.

While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further donations from contributors who have already given the maximum.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; campaign; campaigntreasurer; case; democrats; diannefeinstein; difi; durkee; feinstein; fraud; kindedurkee; leaves; scrambling; treasurer

1 posted on 10/23/2011 12:26:49 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

The fact that they asked for allowances for campaign financing tells me this is a ruse they have their money. They want more.

Why hide it? They already told us they were crooks.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 12:32:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (I am a Cainiac)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; South40
While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further donations from contributors who have already given the maximum.

WOO HOO

So long Diane I won’t say its been fun because it hasn’t.
3 posted on 10/23/2011 1:03:10 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: South40

And people actually depend on this party of gilded fools to run this state,I don’t think there is gonna be any love lost between the treasurer and the recipients.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 1:26:40 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: South40

Here is the porker who ripped them off .......Yeah sure I would trust my finances to this thang. But what do these Cali Democrats care it is all free campaign money same as taxpayers money

5 posted on 10/23/2011 1:34:41 AM PDT by dennisw (What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having - - Sting)
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To: South40

All Kinde Durkee did was occupy their funds, so I don’t know what they’re complaining about, damned greedy rich 1-percenters.


6 posted on 10/23/2011 1:34:43 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: South40
The Dems screwed up and hired another Dem to handle their money. They lost on her, just like the rest of us lose to their theft.
7 posted on 10/23/2011 2:10:41 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’d say nix until there’s an accounting of what became of the funds that Durkee allegedly embezzled.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 2:49:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: South40

“Scrambling?”

Oh, please.. it`s California. Do high-profile dems REALLY think they`re at risk out there? They control the “media,” the producers and wealth builders are fleeing that state with stunning speed, and hispanics are pouring in from across the southern border to replace them.

The dems needn`t worry. California is chained firmly by the neck to the plantation floor and isn`t going anywhere.


9 posted on 10/23/2011 2:54:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: dennisw

Damn, that thing is so butch even Barney Frank would hit it.


10 posted on 10/23/2011 2:57:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: dennisw

That is one nasty, UGLY...er....um...”person.”


11 posted on 10/23/2011 4:04:29 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer

Well, we know she didn’t spend the money on diet plans and makeovers.


12 posted on 10/23/2011 4:24:02 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: South40

Just spreadin that there wealth.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 4:37:59 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: OldMissileer

Well she did manage to give the Calif. Dems a big case of STD-—SERIOUSLY TRANSFERRED DOLLARS!


14 posted on 10/23/2011 4:40:59 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: BTCM
Well she did manage to give the Calif. Dems a big case of STD-—SERIOUSLY TRANSFERRED DOLLARS!

:-)

15 posted on 10/23/2011 5:20:39 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: South40

Looting the looters?

“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850.


16 posted on 10/23/2011 5:21:41 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: South40

So much for honor among thieves.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 5:29:23 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: ScottinVA

Chaz Bono in 20 years...


18 posted on 10/23/2011 5:33:37 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: South40

Too funny! It’s only a problem when it’s their money but when it’s other people’s money, they’re all for spending it on deadbeats such as themselves.


19 posted on 10/23/2011 5:36:13 AM PDT by jimnm
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To: South40

This is of course, “Bush’s fault”.


20 posted on 10/23/2011 5:36:44 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: South40

D’rats stealing from D’rats...poetic justice. And I still can’t help but wonder why the California DNC is on the list of creditors in the Solyndra Bankruptcy. Have we ever heard an explanation for that?


21 posted on 10/23/2011 5:44:22 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: South40
Just a little wealth distribution, in the very highest ideals of the left constituency.

Release her on her own recognizance and let her go back to work...

22 posted on 10/23/2011 6:20:35 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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23 posted on 10/23/2011 6:52:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Darkwolf377

Economic justice, redsitrution of wealth, democrat party, it’s all about theft.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 7:46:23 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: South40

Ya gotta kind of love Durkee for redistributing the wealth of Democrats. It’s karmic.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 9:33:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
I do! I like that, being a dimRAT, Durkee is exactly like they are only instead of stealing from the taxpayers she stole from the dimRATs who usually do the stealing from the taxpayers.

I laughed hard when I first read the story.

26 posted on 10/23/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
While the extent of the losses isn't yet clear, the coffers of dozens of Democratic politicians have been frozen, prompting the crippled campaigns to ask the California Fair Political Practices Commission to permit further donations from contributors who have already given the maximum.

Should this lifting of contribution limits apply also to Republican candidates? Or is it for Democrats only.

27 posted on 10/23/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: South40
Stunning accusations that a top California Democratic campaign treasurer looted the war chests of her big-name clients have left candidates across the state scrambling to raise more money as election season looms.

So basically, Kinde Dirkee did the same thing that Democrats have been doing with our Social Security taxes for the last half century. Looks like the chickens have come home to roost.

28 posted on 10/23/2011 12:32:49 PM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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