The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its initial review of the complaint filed by Shayna Daitch on August 6, 2018. The complaint alleged that Mychal Schwartz may have violated RCW 42,17A.235, .240 & .320 for failure to accurately & timely report contributions & expenditures, identify sponsor in political ads & timely report expenditures, in-kind contributions or debts.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures, and failure to provide accurate and complete sponsor ID on political advertising, do not amount to actual material violations warranting further investigation.
Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Mychal Schwartz will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to timely file reports of contributions and expenditures, and failure to provide accurate and complete sponsor ID on political advertising. The formal written warning will include staff’s expectation that Mychal Schwartz timely and accurately disclose contributions, expenditures, and political advertising in the future. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.
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.