The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint filed by Brian Estes on October 30, 2018. The complaint alleged that Vincent Buys may have violated RCW 42.17A.405 for accepting over-limit contributions, or RCW 42.17A.220 & .240 for inaccurately reporting contributions.
Based on our findings, staff has determined that in this instance, failure to accurately report contributions does not amount to an actual material violation warranting further investigation.
Vincent Buys made minor or ministerial errors on required reports, which did not materially impact the public interest. Upon notification of noncompliance, Vincent Buys timely amended their reports, making the necessary technical corrections.
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.