Bad With Money

Former Calif. Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Kinde Durkee faces up to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to looting at least $7 million from several political groups and Democratic candidates. The former California campaign treasurer was accused of carrying out the largest case of political embezzlement in California, reportedly stealing money from at least 50 accounts in her control, and using it to pay for mortgages, employee benefits, and personal expenses. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is among the many politicians who claim to be victims of Durkee's theft.