Kinde Durkee court hearing to be postponed again

Attorneys for Burbank-based campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee and the federal government have agreed to a one-month delay for a court hearing that had been set for Thursday on allegations that she embezzled political funds from a state lawmaker.

If a judge signs off on the delay, as expected, the hearing will be held Feb. 28 in federal court in Sacramento.

Durkee was arrested Sept. 2 and charged with mail fraud in a case that alleges she misused $677,000 in 2010 from the campaign account of Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana).

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-- Patrick Mcgreevy, Los Angeles Times

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