Miller, Sheryl: Alleged Violation of RCW 42.17A.235, .240, .205, .700 for failure to accurately and timely file contributions, expenditures, candidate registration, and personal financial affairs statement. (AUG 2018)

Case

#39653

Respondent

Sheryl Miller

Complainant

Glen Morgan

Description

At its June 27, 2019 meeting, the Commission found Sheryl Miller violated RCW 42.17A.235 by failing to timely file Monetary Contribution reports (C-3 reports) a Summary Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Reports (C-4 reports) disclosing contributions received and expenditures made during the 2018 campaign, and by failing to facilitate an inspection of the campaign books of account during the eight-day period preceding an election.  In addition, the Commission found Sheryl Miller violated RCW 42.17A.110 and WAC 390-16-043 by failing to provide the campaign books of account to PDC staff pursuant to a subpoena duces tecum being issued by PDC Staff. 

The Commission assessed a total civil penalty of $5,000 of which $4,500 is suspended on the following conditions:  
1. The missing C-3 and C-4 reports are filed with the PDC within 10 days of the date of this Final Order. 
2. The $500 non-suspended portion of the penalty is paid in accordance with a payment plan agreed to between you and PDC Staff within 10 days of the date of this Final Order. 
3. You remain in full compliance with all PDC reporting requirements and are not found to have committed any further violations of Chapter 42.17A RCW or Title 390 WAC within four years of the date of this Final Order. 

Disposition

Violation Found by Commission

Date Opened

August 21, 2018

Areas of Law

RCW 42.17A.205, RCW 42.17A.235, RCW 42.17A.240, RCW 42.17A.700

Penalties

Total penalties: $5,000

Balance Due: $5,000

Sheryl Miller

Penalty
$5,000 (Violation of RCW 42.17A.235, .240, .205, .700 for failure to accurately and timely file contributions, expenditures, candidate registration, and personal financial affairs statement.)
Suspended
$4,500 (If the Respondent fails to comply with the filing of the C-3 and C-4 reports, fails to agree to a payment plan, or fails to make a timely payment of the non-suspended portion of the penalty, the suspended portion of the penalty shall immediately become due without further action by the Commission)
Reinstated
$4,500

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