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  1. #1 Diane Feinstein Wiped Out 
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    There is a Bernie Madoff type predator making the rounds of the high profile politicians, and "managing" their campaign finances.

    Her name is Kinde Durkee, and she is - or was - stealing their money. Personally, I think it's kinda funny:D


    http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2...nie_madoff.php
    Another day, another victim of the Kinde Durkee campaign finance scandal.

    Rep. Susan Davis, a San Diego Democrat and a Durkee client, told supporters over the weekend that more than $250,000 has been stolen from her account.

    "We have been robbed!!" Davis said in an email, adding that Durkee "may well become known as the Bernie Madoff of campaign finance treasurers."

    Durkee is accused of using campaign money to pay her personal expenses, including her taxes, mortgages, cosmetics, a trip to the Long Beach Aquarium, and her mom's nursing home bill.

    Davis adds her name to the growing list of alleged victims. It started with Assemblyman Jose Solorio, who was named as a victim in the federal complaint. Since then, Sen. Lou Correa, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, and the L.A. County Democratic Party have all said that they, too, were victimized.

    Not everyone is so unfortunate. L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel, a Durkee client and the leading fundraiser in the 2013 L.A. mayor's race, announced today that she has checked with her bank and all her campaign funds are present and accounted for. She is looking for a new treasurer. That should give some hope to other clients.

    Still no word from Durkee's highest profile client: Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

    Update: Feinstein tells Politico that "I was wiped out, too."

    She says she doesn't know exactly what the losses were, but seems certain that she too was victimized. She had $5 million in the bank as of June 30.

    Feinstein is up for reelection next year. She tells Politico she trusted Durkee "implicitly." "It's very painful," she said.

    Note: Feinstein is the 7th richest person in the Senate, with a net worth somewhere between $48 million and $110 million. So if it came right down to it she could self-finance.
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    Thieves stealing from thieves. Funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Thieves stealing from thieves. Funny.
    Scam artist scamming politicians. You gotta love it plus poetic justice.
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    Oh my, how awful.:)
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Oh my, how awful.:)
    I can tell..your sympathy level is at an all time high...Not. :)
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    But I thought their was a honor among theives:D
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    but but, I thought they were our "best and brightest" that they were infallible!!!
    "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    but but, I thought they were our "best and brightest" that they were infallible!!!
    They are so infallible, they could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon.:eek:
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