We still can’t believe how many Orange County Republicans continue to support Diane Harkey. She was elected in November to the California State Board of Equalization.
But we can’t forget what Diane and her husband Dan are accused of doing. They have to be the richest, most scandalous, and most Teflon-coated couple in California. Dan claims to be broke but he is a multi-millionaire, and she claims to work for the people of California.
The Harkeys were supposed to appear before a judge Friday in OC Court for an Examination hearing subsequent to his guilty verdict for Elder Financial Abuse, bankruptcy, etc.
However Dan Harkey didn’t show. His lawyer claimed that Dan was in chemotherapy. A bench warrant was issued to compel his attendance. Diane showed up but she did so without the requested documents. Her exam was rescheduled for early February, according to Kurt Sipolski, a retired investor with polio who lost everything due to his investment with Dan.
Diane was by the way just got swore in to the Board of Equalization–which handles the State’s money. PCF investors say they will act to garnish Diane’s new salary with the State Board of Equalization and try to get those wages garnished as well.
Investors succeeded in court in getting Diane’s 95,000 annual Assembly salary garnished through the end of her term at year’s end because California law does not preclude her possible liability to creditors. But Diane challenged the order, only to be rejected by state Controller John Chiang, who oversees legislators’ pay.
Unfortunately for the investors who lost everything because of Dan, there is no recourse. They are owed millions. Dan’s new company, CAL COMM, claims to have $60 million in assets (OC Weekly). But it might as well be stored in another galaxy.
How in the world does the OC GOP keep backing politicians like Diane? And Janet Nguyen? And Andrew Do? The OC GOP appears to be irredeemably corrupt.