Kinde Durkee could get eight-year sentence this week

Kinde-Durkee-mugshot.jpgFederal prosecutors in Sacramento intend to seek a prison sentence of 97 months for Kinde Durkee, the Los Angeles-area political campaign treasurer who pleaded guilty in March to absconding with more than $7 million in funds she managed for Democratic candidates, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "Over the course of approximately 12 years, the defendant misappropriated millions of dollars from clients, used the money for her personal and business expenses, and prepared false campaign disclosure reports to hide the theft," the U.S. Attorney's office says in a sentencing memorandum. "This sentence will reflect the seriousness of the offense, provide just punishment and afford adequate deterrence." The hearing is due Wednesday. A restitution amount is expected to come up then.

Sacto Bee, PolitiCal


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