The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint you filed on September 30, 2019. The complaint alleged that Derek Pohle (Respondent), a public employee with the Washington State County Road Administration Board (CRAB) may have violated RCW 42.17A.635 for indirectly lobbying the legislature outside of authorized channels and .640 for failure to report a grass roots lobbying campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; and the response provided by the Respondent to determine whether the record supports a finding of one or more violations.
Based on our findings staff has determined that, in this instance, no evidence support a finding of a violation that warrants further investigation.
Based on this information, the PDC finds that no further action is warranted and has dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1).Disposition: Case Closed with No Evidence of Violations (Resolved 10/31/2019)