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Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee to have sentencing delayed

Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee will have to wait a little longer to learn her fate for stealing more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Durkee, who pleaded guilty in March to five counts of mail fraud, was scheduled to be sentenced June 20 in federal court, but her attorney and federal officials have agreed to delay the sentencing until Oct. 10.

“Based on the complexity of this case, all parties have agreed to a continuation of the judgment and sentencing,” wrote Linda Alger, a senior United States probation officer, in a memo to the clerk of U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. The judge approved the continuance.

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