By Jim Miller
Published: Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 – 3:25 pm
California’s political ethics agency has begun posting the names of campaign treasurers who have repeatedly run afoul of state rules, with the goal of alerting candidates and party officials.
The action by the Fair Political Practices Commission stems from a recommendation following the arrest of former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, who pleaded guilty in March 2012 to stealing at least $7 million from Democratic candidates, party committees and various nonprofits in the largest campaign embezzlement case ever prosecuted. Durkee was sentenced to eight years in prison in November 2012 and ordered to pay $10.5 million in restitution.
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