Case #71928
Respondent name: John Ley
Complainant name: Carolyn Crain

On June 12, 2020, the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) received a complaint alleging that John Ley may have violated RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately report contribution and expenditure reports and RCW 42.17A.240 for failure to properly break down and describe expenditure details, as required in WAC 390-16-047 and WAC 390-16-205. 

Staff reviewed the allegation; the applicable statutes, rules, and the reporting requirements, including the Contribution (C-3) and Summary Campaign Contribution and Expenditure report (C-4 report) filed by the Friends to Elect John Ley, and the June 28, 2020, and August 6, 2020, responses to the complaints provided by John Ley on behalf of his Campaign.   

Staff found that Mr. Ley did not timely and accurately report contributions and expenditures made by his campaign. His expenditures also lacked the proper description(s) and break down required by law/rule. 

Based on these findings, the staff issue a formal written warning to Mr. Ley regarding the failure to timely and accurately reports C-3 and C-4 reports and failure to properly break down and describe expenditure details, as required in WAC 390-16-047 and WAC 390-16-205. 

Based on this information, PDC staff dismissed this matter in accordance with RCW 42.17A.755(1)

Disposition: Case Closed with Written Warning (Resolved 08/21/2020)
Date opened: 06/15/2020
Area of Law: RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240

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