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Calif. Democratic treasurer perpetrated $7M fraud
AP via SFGate ^ | 3/27/10 | TOM VERDIN and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

Posted on 03/27/2012 10:32:01 PM PDT by SmithL

Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee defrauded at least 50 candidates, officeholders and political organizations out of $7 million in a scheme that dates back more than a decade.

The U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento filed the new charges in federal court late Tuesday, providing the most detailed account to date in a case that has left some Democratic candidates scrambling for campaign cash in an election year.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; fraud; goldenstate; kindedurkee; rats
Fraud sounds SO harsh. Call it an undocumented redistribution of campaign funds.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 10:32:15 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

The headline is misleading.. makes it sound as if the
CA Treasurer was accused. This lady was a campaign operative not a constitutional officer of CA.


2 posted on 03/27/2012 10:35:28 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SmithL

I think of it more as “diversity”. She was apparently diversifying campaign funds into alternative investments where she perceived a greater opportunity to provide global solutions. Her intentions were nothing but forward looking, by the way.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 10:38:18 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: RitchieAprile
You are correct, but California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer (D) has issues of his own.
4 posted on 03/27/2012 10:40:56 PM PDT by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

There ain’t no honor among thieves.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 10:45:27 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: SmithL
He just didn't get caught stealing his. lol
6 posted on 03/27/2012 10:47:58 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: SmithL

A Democrat fraudster?

Whaaaaaaat!?

Oh my, I’m going to have to sit down and fan myself for a while.

This changes everything.

/sarc


7 posted on 03/27/2012 10:48:28 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SmithL

A Democrat...committing fraud..I’m stunned, stunned I tell ya/sarc


8 posted on 03/27/2012 10:54:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SmithL
The Democratic Party perp. Just SOP. Fraud-R-US.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 11:42:52 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: SmithL
Call it an undocumented redistribution of campaign funds.

Spreading the wealth around.

10 posted on 03/27/2012 11:51:12 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: SmithL

I’m shocked! Shocked!! What will the California Donkeys do to their fellow thief? Will Holder prosecute one of his own kind? Pass the popcorn.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 11:57:33 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SmithL

The country and western song says “When the money gets big, people get hurt”.


12 posted on 03/28/2012 12:59:31 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Guilty. Just F’n guilty.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 1:01:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: fella
Oh, wait . . . I found the song wait for the end of it.
14 posted on 03/28/2012 1:50:33 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Classic liberal “woman” look.


15 posted on 03/28/2012 3:05:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; Liz; maggief; MinuteGal

Little morning lightness to start your day.


16 posted on 03/28/2012 3:16:24 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Laz would run away screaming


17 posted on 03/28/2012 5:06:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL

The ugly hag needed the money to try to fix her face. Feel sorry for her and take pity on her plight.

Just another physically ugly liberal progressive trying to improve her self-esteem.


18 posted on 03/28/2012 5:58:05 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SmithL

“We are going to redistribute the wealth.”


19 posted on 03/28/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

ugly to the bone


20 posted on 03/28/2012 7:54:43 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: hoosiermama; thouworm; ken5050; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51
Kinde had signature control over some 700 accounts. In one example, $23,000 taken from Dianne Feinstein's account was (supposedly) used to help pay Kinde's American Express credit card charges from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amazon.com, Disneyland, Trader Joe's and Turners Outdoorsman. Other misappropriations from Feinstein's account covered payments for a Long Beach condo owned by Durkee and went to the 401(k) plan for Kinde's employees.

Interesting that Di/Fi "n-e-v-e-r" noticed all tbat missing money (/snix).

Methinks Kinde was also the bagwoman and money launderer for these pols. Peopole who wanted favors from Di and the other corrupt pols would hand Kinde the money and she laundered it through various accounts.

Using credit cards in corrupt schemes is very common. And many banks gladly transfer money from one account to secret LLC accounts----accessible only by the signatory.

L/E needs to scrutinize Kinde's money transfers---dollars to donuts a lot of it was outright bribery---going back into the pols pockets---all tax-free.

21 posted on 03/28/2012 8:33:29 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
More to the story that what is now told publicly.

Money laundering is my guess too.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 8:47:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Liz

” dollars to donuts “

Looks to me like it ALL went to donuts.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 8:52:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Liz

So called non profits should not be allowed to contribute money to any political party or individual.

They should not be money launders for other phoney non profits.

Of course that will never happen. If it did, there would be thousands of left wingers diecting the faux non profits or supposingly working for the faux non profits without future paychecks.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: hoosiermama; Grampa Dave; ken5050
More to this Dem thievery story......money laundering, tax evasion, bribery, corruption.....and more, much more.

My guess is Miss donut-face was the "bagwoman" (go between for corrupt entities bribing lawmakers)......

She then started taking more and more for herself---- so Di-fi and the rest turned her in.....she's taking the fall for them, too.

25 posted on 03/28/2012 1:36:33 PM PDT by Liz
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To: markman46

Well, she is a Democrat after all. She wears her Democrat image well. She fits right in.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
7 million and she dresses like a sow?
27 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:26 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

LOL


28 posted on 03/28/2012 8:53:56 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

What do you mean “dressed like” She IS a sow.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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