September 13th, 2011, 3:17 pm · posted by BRIAN JOSEPH, Sacramento Correspondent

The California Board of Accountancy has ordered Kinde Durkee‘s company to immediately stop providing accounting services after it discovered that Durkee and Associates is not licensed and has no licensed accountants on staff.

The cease and desist order, dated Tuesday, warns that penalties for not complying “include either a citation and fine up to $2,500 or a criminal citation and prosecution.”

Spokeswoman Lauren Hersh said the board was never aware of Durkee or her company until news broke of her arrest by FBI. She said board got involved when it saw that Durkee’s company was described as providing accounting services.

The Durkee and Associates’ website says “Durkee and Associates is an accounting and business management firm that specializes in political, non-profit and small business accounting and financial management.”

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