Assemblyman Jose Solorio today told his constituents that he fell victim to alleged mail fraud by Burbank-based Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, writing that the FBI contacted him Friday to break the news.
According this Associated Press story, the FBI arrested Durkee Friday and she is expected at appear in court Tuesday.
Under the headline "I've Been Robbed. The FBI Has Arrested My Treasurer," Solorio, D-Santa Ana, posted the following letter today:
I wanted to reach out to you directly with the facts regarding the recent arrest of Kinde Durkee, the person I trusted as my campaign treasurer. I hired her because she was regarded as a highly respected professional, and for decades, the treasurer for the campaigns of many prominent elected officials in the state.
I received a call Friday afternoon by the FBI to be alerted that I and others are victims of a crime. In the coming days, you may read more about this developing story, but please know that with the help of my family, friends and supporters, we will eventually be able to recoup our losses and put this unfortunate incident behind us.
I thank you for your friendship and support.
Records at the Secretary of State show that Solorio's 2010 Assembly committee and his 2014 Senate committee were two of the 113 separate campaign committees for which Durkee has filed campaign reports this year.
After the jump, see a list of all the state campaign committee reports Durkee filed in 2011, according to Secretary of State's office data.