The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has completed its review of the complaint Joe Hyer filed on October 5, 2020. The complaint alleged that American Wolf (Respondent) may have violated RCW 42.17A.205 for failure to timely register as a political committee; RCW 42.17A.235 for failure to timely and accurately file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) and Summary Full Campaign Contribution and Expenditure reports (C-4 reports), disclosing contributions and expenditures undertaken by the Campaign.
PDC staff reviewed the allegations; the applicable statutes, rules, and reporting requirements; the response provided by Peter Diaz on behalf of the Respondent; the applicable PDC reports filed 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 timely file the committee registration does not amount to a violation that warrants further investigation.
PDC staff is reminding American Wolf, APCP and Peter Diaz about the importance of the timely filing of registration, the timely disclosure of all contribution and expenditure activities and the timely filings of all future PDC reports 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 11/03/2020)