CA Treasurer Accused of Swiping $7M

That could have bought a lot of votes. Kinde Durkee, a Democratic campaign treasurer from California, defrauded about 50 state and national politicians of around $7 million over a decade, according to a filing by federal prosecutors. Durkee was arrested in September and charged with suspicion of mail fraud in a case that involved Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other members of Congress. The most recent charges against Durkee were filed Tuesday in Sacramento. In one instance cited in the filings, Durkee shifted $23,000 from Feinstein’s campaign accounts to cover charges and other personal expenses.