Total Durkee Embezzlement: $1.4-$1.7 Million from Correa & Solorio; Combined Cash on Hand Far Less Than Nguyen
Posted by Chris Nguyen on February 2, 2012
It had been well-reported in the Fall that Kinde Durkee is charged with embezzling “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from Senator Lou Correa and over $677,000 from Assemblyman Jose Solorio. Well, now we know the totals: over $1.7 million between the two.
According to Solorio’s campaign finance filings from his four accounts, he lost $721,176, and another $154,053 is being held by the LA Superior Court pending resolution of the Durkee case. This means Solorio’s losses could be as much as $875,229. This leaves Solorio with $124,820 cash on hand. However, he has $13,489 in unpaid bills, which leaves him with just $111,331.
From Correa’s campaign finance filings from his two accounts, he lost $795,739, and another $68,744 is being held by the LA Superior Court pending resolution of the Durkee case. This means Correa’s losses could be as much as $864,483. This leaves Correa with $52,683 cash on hand. However, he has $2,346 in unpaid bills, which leaves him with $50,337. (He did set up a third account, which was a legal defense fund, in September after Durkee was charged, but that account only has a $200 personal loan from Correa).
The unintentional big winner in this is Supervisor Janet Nguyen. Correa and Solorio are Nguyen’s two most formidable potential challengers.
Nguyen has $282,577 cash on hand and $11,826 in unpaid bills, leaving her with $270,751. Solorio and Correa have $161,668 combined.
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For the record, I am not related to Supervisor Nguyen. The last name Nguyen is held by 36% of Vietnamese people.