Case #66555
Respondent name: Joshua Freed
Complainant name: Martin L. "Iceman" Wheeler

The complaint alleged Joshua Freed, a 2020 candidate for Governor, may have violatedRCW 42.17A.145, .235 and .240 by failing to timely and accurately report expenditure detail, and failing to have both the candidate and treasurer certify reports as complete and also may have violated WAC 390-16-034 by failing to disclose contributor employer and occupation for contributions over $100.

In response to the complaint, the Campaign amended the Monetary Contributions (C-3) reports and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure (C-4) reports noted in the complaint. During its investigation, PDC staff noted missing expenditure detail on C-4 reports, and the campaign amended additional reports, adding required details.

Staff has determined in this instance the failure to timely and accurately report expenditure detail, and have both the candidate and treasurer certify reports as complete and failing to disclose contributor employer and occupation for contributions over $100 does not amount a violation warranting further investigation.

PDC staff is reminding about the importance of filing timely, accurate and complete reports in accordance with PDC laws 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 08/07/2020)
Date opened: 03/10/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.145, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, WAC 390-16-034

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