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A Fair Political Practices Commission complaint helped launch the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Burbank-based consultant Kinde Durkee, according to a federal affidavit filed this week.

The FBI's Sacramento public corruption squad started its investigation into the Democratic campaign treasurer after the FPPC's enforcement division conducted its own financial investigation into Durkee and her firm, the FBI special agent's affidavit says.

Durkee is accused of committing mail fraud by siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from Democratic Assemblyman Jose Solorio of Santa Ana and the Solorio for Assembly 2010 account over the course of the past year.

Solorio issued a statement over the weekend saying the FBI had notified him that he was a victim of the alleged mail fraud.

Read the special agent's 17-page affidavit below.
FBI Affidavit Kinde Durkee 9-6-2011


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