Judge: Tim Eyman concealed $766,000 in campaign donations
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has ruled that initiative promoter Tim Eyman illegally failed to report more than $766,000 in campaign contributions over a six-year period.
The judge issued his order in a 2017 lawsuit brought by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
The judge found that Eyman failed to register as a political committee and failed to file 110 campaign finance reports.
The judge previously ordered that associates of Eyman connected to a for-profit signature-gathering firm pay more than $1 million for secretly funneling contributions to Eyman.
His attorney argued that an activist raising money to support his living expenses is not reportable as a campaign contribution.
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