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Ferguson, Bob: Alleged violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW for invalid use of campaign and surplus funds, accepting unauthorized contributions, and failure to accurately and timely report contributions, expenditures, debts, committee officers, and sponsor ID
December 11, 2017
Status of Investigations:
Assessment of Facts
Allegation One: Violation of RCW 42.17A.430 for using surplus funds to make a contribution to the Eastside Democratic Diner Committee, which is not a bona fide political party, and an expenditure for King County Bar Association membership dues.
Allegation Two: Violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely report contributions and expenditures.
Allegation Three: Violation of RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to accurately report debts and obligations.
Allegation Four: Violation of RCW 42.17A.240 and WAC 390-16-037 for failure to provide detailed breakdowns of expenditures.
Allegation Five: Violations of RCW 42.17A.405 for accepting contributions from corporations not doing business in the state of Washington, and for failing to return contributions within 10 days of receipt.
Allegation Six: Violation of RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to accurately and completely report committee officers.
Allegation Seven: Violation of RCW 42.17A.425 for allowing persons not listed as committee officers to authorize expenditures on behalf of the campaign.
Allegation Eight: Violation of RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to update candidate registration form within 10 days of any material changes.
Allegation Nine: Violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to preserve financial records for five years after the year in which the transaction occurred.
Allegation Ten: Violation of RCW 42.17A.445 and WAC 390-16-238 for reimbursements of mileage and phone bills without sufficient documentation that price is for pro-rated campaign usage.
Allegation Eleven: Violation of RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to include sponsor ID on political advertising.
Allegation Twelve: Violation of RCW 42.17A.220 for allowing persons other than the treasurer of record to deposit campaign funds into bank account.
Allegation Thirteen: Violation of RCW 42.17A.700 and RCW 42.17A.710 for failure to timely and accurately support personal statements of financial affairs.
Allegation Fourteen: Violation of RCW 42.17A.235 for allowing treasurer to submit reports of contributions and expenditures, without the candidate verifying and certifying each report.