Over the last decade Durkee had racked up $185,860 in fines from the Fair Political Practices Commission in eight different cases, a sum that FPPC Chairwoman Ann Ravel said points to "quite serious" issues.
There are only a few other campaign treasurers in California who, like Durkee, deal with a large number of clients. None have such an extensive history of violations, Ravel said.
"This is an anomaly -- I don't believe that we have seen a case of this magnitude," Ravel told the newspaper.
The office of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a client of Durkee's, said last week that her campaign fund had nearly been wiped out by Durkee.
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