The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Richard Gustafson filed on October 24, 2019. The complaint alleged that Luis Berbesi (Respondent), a Candidate for City Council Member for the City of Shoreline may have violated RCW 42.17A.320 for failure to disclose accurate and complete sponsor identification on political advertising.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, reporting requirements and the responses 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, failure to provide complete and accurate sponsor identification on political advertising does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding Luis Berbesi about the importance of disclosing complete and accurate sponsor identification on political advertising, including name and address of sponsor, in accordance with the statutes and rules.
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 Reminder (Resolved 11/15/2019)