|Kinde Durkee: Chillin' in Federal Jail this week.|
DURKEE VICTIMS INCLUDE REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ, ASSEMBLYMAN JOSE SOLARIO.
By Randy Economy
Kinde Durkee, the embattled political accountant for hundreds of politicians here in California will be arraigned on at least one felony account of mail fraud this aftas ernoon inside a Santa Ana Federal Court House the Los Cerritos Community News has learned.
The victims include United States Rep. Loretta Sanchez and Assemblyman Jose Solario, both Democrats out of Orange County.
The 17 page indictment states that Durkee “intended” to defraud Jose Solario and the Solario of State Assembly campaign in 2010.
The Los Cerritos Community News has learned that Durkee allegedly transferred money out of Solorio’s account and placed it in her own “personal account without “the victim’s knowledge.”
The complaint also states that Durkee has “signature” control over 400 different campaign bank accounts and that she “routinely” transferred money out of these accounts “without the knowledge” of the candidate or elected official.
The complaint alledges that Durkee transferred funds from campaign accounts to pay for her own “personal American Express charges and bank accounts.”
The complaint also states that Durkee admitted to federal investigators that she had been “misappropriating her clients money for years, and that and forms she filled out with the state were false.”
In the indictment, it also claims that as much as $300,000
In an interview with members of the FBI and US Department of Justice this morning, the Los Cerritos Community News was told that this case could become "the tip of the iceberg" and that many other indictments could follow.
According to spokesperson Laura Eimiller, with the Los Angeles office of the FBI, Durkee was taken into custody last Friday at around 4:15 p.m. “without incident” at her Burbank office of “Durkee and Associates.” The veteran political consultant and campaign treasurer represents hundreds of well known and local elected officials throughout the region and California.
It is not known at this time how many elected officials and candidates may have fallen victim to Durkee, according to Steve DuPree with the United States Justice Department.
“This is a serious criminal case, which is still in the early stages,” DuPree said.
The Los Cerritos Community News will be following this case, and will provide more details.
|Federal Prison in Downtown Los Angeles. Is this the temporary home to Kinde Durkee? The House of Cards are beginning to crumble around Durkee and Associates, and their "star studded" political clientele.|
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
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"Democratic" about the Democratic Party here in California!
|Kinde is on EVERY NEWS CHANNEL in CA!|
Updated Sept. 4, 2011
By Randy Economy
September 3, 2011
Well, well, well. Life and politics. Sooner or later, it always catches up to you.
Thrilled that the FBI has FINALLY arrested Kinde Durkee of Durkee and Associates who is one of the biggest political treasurers in California and is now BEHIND BARS. Lots of buzz around the case. Story is breaking all over the Left Coast this "Democratic Labor Day Weekend."
As soon as I can get my hands on the arrest report (may not be available till Tuesday) I will post them here on my blog. Wonder who is next? Who are her clients? I put together a list of Durkee and Associates clients ( : The California Democratic Party, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the Orange County Democratic Party, US Senator Dianne Feinstein, yada, yada, yada.
If you are a politician in California, you MAY want to consider the fact that she actually controls your campaign committee and YOU probably want to check your account balances ASAP. Just sayin.... Wonder how many people are going to "go down" in this case? This could become another "Whose Who Of Politics" pointing fingers in everyone else's direction.
She even has a "Facebook Fan Page!" Yep. Only 56 "Likes" for this group. Have you been burned by Durkee and Associates? Hit my comment section below and SOUND OFF....! Here is a list of just "some" of the Federal Campaign Committees Kinde controls here in California. Source is the Federal Election Commission (in case you are a "fact checker.)
- Los Angeles County Democratic Party-State Issues & Advocacy Committee
- Los Angeles County Democratic Party
- Hispanic Unity USA
- Rep. Adam Schiff
- Rep. Loretta Sanchez
- Rep. Linda Sanchez
- Norma Macias for Congress
- Michela Alioto for Congress
- Sister Act Committee
- Rep. Laura Richardson
- Rep. Susan Davis
- Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas for Congress
- Marcie Winograd for Congress
- MoveOn.Org Political Action
- State Senator Curren Price
- Senator Dianne Feinstein
- Iranian American Democrats of Los Angeles County
- Metropolitan Democratic Club
- Orange County Young Dems
- Kevin Feldman for Congress
- Beth Krom for Congress
- Pacific Consolidated Industries Emloyees Good Government Committee
- California Democratic Council
- Assemblyman Gil Cedillo
- State Senator Lou Correa
- South County Democrats UNITED
- Committee For a More Democratic California*
*No Thanks Kinde. I will pass on this one.