Nov 26 2012

Feds Say 8 Years in Prison for Convicted Democratic Treasurer Kinde Durkee


Kinde Durkee

Kinde Durkee, AP Photo

Well, Kinde Durkee stole more than $7 million over the years from Democratic Party POLS.

Federal prosecutors have recommended that former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee be sentenced to 97 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud involving the theft of more than $7 million in political funds from 50 clients, according to documents released Monday.

Durkee’s victims included U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein; and Democratic Reps. Laura Richardson of Long Beach; Loretta Sanchez of Garden Grove; Linda T. Sanchez of Lakewood; and Susan A. Davis of San Diego.

No sympathy for me for this thief. But, let this be a word to the wise for POLS and aspiring POLS.

Know who is handling your campaign money and audit them with abandon – especially if there are many donors and large sums.