Those suing state Assemblywoman Diane Harkey and her husband for alleged elder abuse and investor fraud learned last week the civil court trial has been delayed yet again. That spared the Dana Point Republican the indignity of having to face jurors while facing voters Tuesday, when she seeks reelection in the 73rd District.
But those claiming Diane and Dan Harkey burned them are still trying to get the word out to her constituents.
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Indeed, litigant Kurt Sipolski approves this message to voters, as he's the one who emailed it over to the Weekly:
As you head to the polls to elect responsible and ethical people to look
after your monies, please remember this about Assemblywoman Diane Harkey. Diane is the Vice-Chair of Appropriations as well as Revenue and Taxation
Committees. She is also being sued for fraud and Elder Abuse by 80 seniors for
$40,000,000, and virtually every single investment she and her husband Dan have
made with their company, Point Center Financial is failing.
If she stands on her record, what kind of record is it?
Harkey first got elected to the Assembly, and previously tried to win a state Senate seat by claiming she financed her campaigns with money she earned during her “six-figure” banking career. But
it later came out that $16,000 of her campaign funds came from three developers who received
millions in loans from her husband's Aliso Viejo investment company.
The assemblywoman claims she, her husband and the
developers did nothing wrong or, at least, unlawful. But the Securities
and Exchange Commission launched an investigation into Point Center
Financial in 2009.
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