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Feinstein estimates embezzlement loss at $4.7M

Feinstein financial report estimates loss at $4.7M in campaign treasurer embezzlement case By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' Sen. Dianne Feinstein's most recent campaign finance report says she is missing nearly $4.7 million because of unauthorized disbursements by her former campaign treasurer, Kinde Durkee.

Feinstein's campaign on Friday filed its first report with the Federal Election Commission since Durkee's arrest last month.

The campaign reported that it has nearly $6 million in the bank, but that's mostly due to a $5 million loan Feinstein injected into the account after the embezzlement case broke.

The campaign believed it had nearly $5.2 million in an account with First California Bank going into July. But that account is now showing only $662,100.

Durkee has not yet entered a plea and is due to appear in court Oct. 19. She was a longtime campaign treasurer for Democratic candidates and campaigns.

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