Major Democratic Treasurer Arrested On Mail Fraud Charges In California

Federal authorities have arrested an accountant who has served as treasurer on hundreds of political campaigns, the Ocean County Register reports.Kindee Durkee, whose clients have included Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) as well as state legislators and L.A. City Council members, is being held on mail fraud charges.

Durkee is expected to make her first court appearance on Tuesday. The charge against her is reportedly related to her work with a member of the California assembly, but the full criminal complaint against her has not yet been posted. Durkee was arrested at the office of her business, Durkee & Associates, in Burbank on Friday.

Several of her clients have said they were contacted by the FBI or the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California.