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FBI: Treasurer Used Campaign Funds Like Personal Piggy Bank

By the way, this isn't the first time Durkee has come under scrutiny for shady practices. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on a bogus "California for Obama" campaign that she was running back in 2007:

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton told the Chronicle at the time the effort was entirely unauthorized, and the campaign issued a harsh cease-and-desist-warning to Emmett Cash III, the former movie mogul who worked with Durkee on the San Bernardino-based campaign.

Curious to hear more about this case from our California politico readers.

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