Kinde S. Durkee, a campaign treasurer who handled finances for top California Democrats, was released from jail Friday on $200,000 bond, one week after she was arrested, according to a statement released by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California.
Durkee has been in custody since she was arrested Sept. 2 on suspicion that she used her role as treasurer and bookkeeper at Durkee & Associates to embezzle more than $600,000 from the election campaign of California Assemblyman Jose Solorio to pay for an array of personal expenses.
Federal prosecutors allege that Durkee used the funds to cover payments to her credit card company, employees and an assisted-living facility for her mother, among other expenses.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for October 19.
Among California Democratic campaigns that were clients of Durkee are those of Reps. Susan Davis, Loretta Sanchez and Linda Sánchez.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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