Case #37220
Respondent name: Tina Whitcher
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Glen Morgan on June 21, 2018. The complaint alleged that the WA State Association for Justice, a political committee registered with the PDC, may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 by failing to accurately and timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), dating back to calendar year 2015. 

PDC staff reviewed the allegations listed in the complaint, the C-3 and C-4 reports filed by the WA State Association for Justice, and the July 13, 2018, response letter from Dmitri Iglitzin and Laura Ewan, two attorneys with Schwerin, Campbell, Barnard, Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP on behalf of WSAJ. 

PDC staff has determined that in this instance, the WA State Association for Justice failure to timely file the C-3 and C-4 reports does not amount to a finding of a material violation warranting further investigation.  PDC staff is reminding the WA State Association for Justice about the importance of the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities, and the timely filings of all future PDC reports.

The PDC has closed the matter and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.

Disposition: Case Closed with Reminder (Resolved 09/14/2018)
Date opened: 06/26/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235

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