A court date in the federal fraud case against prominent Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee has been postponed yet again.
Durkee was arrested last fall as federal investigators claimed that she embezzled more than $600,000 from the campaign account she managed for Democratic Assemblyman Jose Solorio. Since her arrest, other political and nonprofit clients, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, have accused the Burbank-based treasurer of misappropriating millions more from their accounts.
A preliminary hearing in the case set for tomorrow has been rescheduled for March 16 at 2 p.m., according to a document filed with the U.S. District Court in Sacramento.
The filing cites a need for additional time to continue the investigation as reason for the delay, noting that the "government has seized a significant number of computers which need to be processed" since the last continuance.
"The government needs additional time analyze, and synthesize materials that it has obtained during the course of this investigation," the filing reads.