Campaign treasurer accused of fraud gets bail
September 10, 2011
Kinde Durkee, the campaign treasurer for many California Democrats who is accused of taking campaign funds for her personal use, was slated to be released from jail on $200,000 bond on Friday. [LAWeekly]
last week, FBI agents arrested Durkee for allegedly siphoning $677,000 out of state Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s 2010 campaign to pay for an array of debts.
Durkee allegedly admitted to the FBI that she has been misappropriating her clients’ money for years. Durkee had control of more than 400 political bank accounts.
Her extensive current and former client list includes the Coalition for Local Control, a committee at one time headed by San Luis Obispo mayor Jan Marx.