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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 12 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced that it filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court today alleging campaign finance violations by the King County Democratic Central Committee (KCDCC). Specifically, the AGO asserts KCDCC failed to timely file a total of $65,442 in expenditures and $74,261 in contributions throughout 2016.
May 12 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) today filed a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court today alleging campaign finance violations by the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC). The AGO complaint also names SCDCC executive director and former chair Jim CastroLang and former treasurer Justin Galloway as defendants. The AGO complaint asserts SCDCC failed to timely file at least $110,554 in expenditures and $104,190 in contributions.
May 8 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a campaign finance lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court against former Grant County Superior Court judge Jerry Moberg and Moses Lake business owner Ken Greene. If successful, Moberg and Greene could face a total of $453,852.60 in penalties, plus costs and fees.
Apr 10 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) today announced the filing of three separate complaints in Thurston County Superior Court: one against state Representative Strom Peterson, one against former candidate for 42nd Legislative District representative Sharlaine LaClair, and one against state Representative Jeff Morris. The complaints allege deficient campaign finance filings.
Mar 31 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a campaign finance lawsuit against Tim Eyman, alleging improper personal use of $308,000 in contributions made to political committees, concealment of contributions totaling $490,185 and misleading reporting. The lawsuit also accuses for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions of participating in a scheme to conceal campaign money the company funneled to Eyman.
Mar 14 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced that Representative Frank Chopp will pay $6,469.78 over campaign finance allegations brought by the office. Attorney General Bob Ferguson has recused himself from any involvement in the matter.
Mar 14 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced that it has filed two separate complaints in Thurston County Superior Court, one against state Senator Sam Hunt, and another against the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee. Attorney General Bob Ferguson recused himself from any involvement in these matters. The complaints allege deficient campaign finance filings.
Mar 1 2017
OLYMPIA — In a letter opinion, a Thurston County Superior Court judge today ordered the Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay nearly $1.1 million in costs and fees stemming from Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit. GMA has previously been penalized $18 million for its intentional violations of Washington law, the largest campaign finance judgment in history.
Feb 13 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced the resolution of two campaign finance cases today. Eastern Washington University trustee Jay Manning failed to timely file two financial disclosures after his appointment and will pay $4,812.50. Audubon Washington failed to timely file independent expenditure reports for work on a TVW video voters’ guide and will pay $4,390.
Jan 20 2017
OLYMPIA — In an action brought by the Attorney General’s Office, Secretary of State Kim Wyman will pay the state $10,115 over her campaign’s failure to timely file contribution and expenditure disclosure reports and timely deposit contributions. Attorney General Bob Ferguson is recused and was screened from any involvement in the matter.

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