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Former treasurer sentenced
to 8 years in prison

San Francisco Chronicle, by Wyatt Buchanan

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/28/2012 6:15:38 PM

Sacramento — Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, who took millions of dollars from her clients in the largest campaign embezzlement case in state history, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution to her victims. Judge Kimberly Mueller of the U.S. District Court in Sacramento called the embezzlement a "significant and egregious offense."(Snip) Hundreds of candidates and political committees across California used Durkee as their treasurer, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who lost $4.5 million. Durkee´s clients were almost entirely composed of Democratic candidates or campaign groups.

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Where´s the crime when a thief steals from another thief? Answer: some thieves are more equal than others.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/28/2012 6:33:01 PM     (No. 9038310)

Love the picture.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/28/2012 6:36:13 PM     (No. 9038316)

Obama should consider her for Sec of Treasury.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/28/2012 6:37:55 PM     (No. 9038320)

Looks like Orca got loose and put on a fright wig!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 11/28/2012 6:40:18 PM     (No. 9038324)

It looks like, as a thief, Durkee couldn´t cut the mustard.

(ok, I´m crawling back to my lair)


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Reply 5 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 11/28/2012 6:41:56 PM     (No. 9038326)

You gotta love this story. It´s so heartwarming.
This gal Kinde should get an award for doing to Diane Feinstein what Diane Feinstein is doing to the rest of the country. Robbing us blind and stealing our liberty.
You go Kinde!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/28/2012 7:16:48 PM     (No. 9038378)

Heart warming, feel good story of the week.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 11/28/2012 7:32:42 PM     (No. 9038395)

It´s a picture you could flash for a split second during a neurological exam: "Republican or democrat?"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 11/28/2012 7:33:16 PM     (No. 9038396)

And Corzine walks free.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: veritas, 11/28/2012 8:02:13 PM     (No. 9038432)

Come on, friends! Where´s the mega "Oh, G-d, my eyes!" Alert?

She sure looks Kinde Durkee. Almost as bad as the... person on that phony "reality" car-towing cable program. Whew. [I know, I know, personal attacks. Shame on me.]

Ah, but the case, the merits! Let´s look.

FTA: Hundreds of candidates and political committees across California used Durkee as their treasurer, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who lost $4.5 million. Durkee´s clients were almost entirely composed of Democratic candidates or campaign groups.

Well, it´s clear to me. Were I the judge, I would say "Go, and sin no more. And thanks."

Feinstein. Nicked for $4.5 million. Heh, heh, he-- ´Scuse me, that´s Senatrix Feinstein. She worked hard for that title. Sorry.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 11/28/2012 8:08:33 PM     (No. 9038436)

With good behavior, she should be out of prison in time to serve as Treasurer of a Democrat campaign in 2020.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/28/2012 9:04:41 PM     (No. 9038501)

From the looks of her, she spent it all on Twinkies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fishbone, 11/28/2012 9:32:05 PM     (No. 9038543)

Good Grief! I´m so conflicted about this. On the one hand a "thief". On the other hand "thieving from thieves". Do I come down on the side of the Law? Or, do I want to see Justice? ;-)

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