Campaign treasurer to plead in fraud case
SACRAMENTO | The Democratic campaign treasurer at the center of the largest political embezzlement case in California history will enter a plea to federal felony charges on Friday.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a hearing notice late Wednesday in the case against former treasurer Kinde Durkee. It says her attorney, Daniel Nixon, has agreed to the plea hearing. He did not return telephone messages seeking comment.
Ms. Durkee is accused of embezzling more than $7 million from at least 50 political candidates and committees