Case #41627
Respondent name: Matthew Sutherland
Complainant name: Glen Morgan

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its initial review of the Complaint filed by Glen Morgan on October 3, 2018. The Complaint alleged that Matthew Sutherland may have violated RCW 42.17A.235, .240, .445 for failure to timely and accurately file expenditure reports and unauthorized use of campaign funds.

Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to accurately, completely, and timely report contributions and expenditures does not an actual violation warranting further investigation.

Pursuant to WAC 390-37-060(1)(b), Matthew Sutherland will receive a formal written warning concerning failure to accurately and timely report contributions and expenditures, and failure to provide sufficient breakdowns of expenditure details. The Commission will consider the formal written warning in deciding on further Commission action if there are future violations of PDC laws or rules.

Based on this information, the PDC has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1), and will not be conducting a more formal investigation into your complaint or pursuing further enforcement action in this case.

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 12/31/2018)
Date opened: 10/15/2018
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.445

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