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Top Dem Fundraiser Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

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Kindee Durkee, a top Democratic campaign fundraiser, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison and to pay over $10 million in restitution. According to Reuters:

Durkee, 59, appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and was ordered by Judge Kimberly Mueller to spend 97 months in federal custody and pay $10,529,915.76 in restitution.

Mueller said the loss of campaign funds “certainly” affected the democratic process and shook the faith of citizens who had made campaign donations.

“I want to take this opportunity to apologize for my actions,” Durkee said in court. “I take full and complete responsibility for what I have done.”

The arrest of the longtime treasurer for Democratic politicians left the campaigns of a number of elected officials in disarray.

Durkee was also ordered to undergo mental health treatment and to begin liquidation of her assets, including a property in Burbank, California and her 401(k) savings account, to begin payments toward her restitution obligations.

 

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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 30th, 2012

    Kindee Durkee?

    “Where do you people get these names?”
    — Gene Hackman as Harry Zimm

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  2. Rick

    November 30th, 2012

    Should’a stole from the Republicans sweetie.

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  3. tucsondon

    November 30th, 2012

    That’s one ugly woman. Google her image, but I’m warning you in advance. Damn scary and I’m fearless. Sonofabitch. Horrifying green monster.

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  4. Freeshiticus

    November 30th, 2012

    Wouldn’t it be nice if all politicians guilty of fraud were suddenly imprisoned? Might even make me gain some respect for the political system in the USSA.

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