Los Angeles (CNN) - A prominent California Democrat campaign fund manager charged with defrauding a state legislator of $677,181 is in settlement negotiations with federal prosecutors, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
Kinde Durkee, whose Durkee & Associates firm is based in Burbank, California, has been charged with two counts of mail fraud regarding the alleged misappropriation of $677,181 in campaign funds belonging to California Assemblyman Jose Solorio, a Democrat whose office is based in Anaheim, authorities said.
The guy was a crook. Just because he worked for a Democrat, doesn't mean the manager was a Democrat, too. The article doesn't make that distinction clear. He was simply dishonest hired help.