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Kurt Sipolski, Palm Desert

About the same time Diane Harkey decided to go into politics, her husband, Dan, decided to start a Ponzi scheme.
Within a few years, they were both wildly successful.

Ultimately, the house they shared in Dana Point was paid for by investors in Dan’s company Point Center Financial, according to the Orange County Register, and she went from mayor of Dana Point to Board of Equalization to now running for Congress.

Dan could not brag as much. His company was valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and went belly-up, even though the investments were theoretically secured by real estate. Some of his investors sued for elder financial abuse five years ago. He lost and was ordered to pay about $14 million. Still, a healthy difference.

Nevertheless, he refused the court order, saying he had no money to pay anybody anything (except his lawyers), even while knowing he had ruined hundreds of seniors. Sadly, some have passed while waiting.

I can’t comment on how Diane felt about the tactic.

According to the Orange Juice Blog, Dan owned a Ferrari, two Porsches and a BMW. I am not sure of the disposition of those and other trappings. He doesn’t talk much.

But Diane stood by his side throughout the bad publicity and enmity. It speaks volumes for her faithfulness and allegiance to Dan Harkey, not her constituents.

I believe they still share their stunning, ocean-view home.

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  • thank you for reminding our citizens :::::::::(-:P

  • Diane Harkey was dismissed from that lawsuit. This was about his business for which she got roped in due to their being married. It is my understanding that the house in Dana Point was always in her name and Dan does not live there anymore (or a number of years now). This is nothing more than a smear from Palm Desert.

    She has a solid record fighting for taxpayers. Mike Levin has a solid record of wanting higher taxes via Medicare for All (if you think Medicare for All is “free” – think again – it would double then triple your taxes).

  • OK…So Dan didn’t give her a dime from the $300,000,000 scheme and she didn’t declare income on her 700 form from the illegal company, and the OC Register was wrong when it printed that the house was funded by PCF investors. OK

    • Your over simplifications are apparent. She was dismissed from that lawsuit. If she was involved in the bad deeds – she would have been kept in. What don’t you spend your time in Palm Desert pointing out what you don’t like about her public policy issues. This stuff is smear, smear, smear….

  • Oh. I must have misread those 700 forms like everyone else.

    • Smear, smear, smear – so you like Medicare for All? Doubling or tripling out taxes. So you like abolishing ICE and creating open borders? You just want to throw mud about something she was dragged into via her husband.

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