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Eyman, committees pay AG $20,000 for investigation delays

September 22, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State officials say Tim Eyman and his political committees have paid $20,000 in costs connected to delaying an investigation of campaign-finance practices.

In return, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office said in a Thursday news release they requested and a judge approved dismissing a contempt proceeding against Eyman.

The attorney general’s office says Eyman reimbursed the office $10,000 to cover fees incurred after Eyman refused to turn over information subpoenaed in the investigation. A subsequent trip to court resulted in a ruling that said the office could seek documents directly from the federal government and Eyman’s banks.

The office received another $10,000 from Eyman’s political committees, along with nearly $13,000 from Citizen Solutions, which is also under investigation related to its dealings with Eyman.

Eyman has proposed numerous tax-limiting initiatives over the years. The state Public Disclosure Commission said last year it discovered several potential violations of campaign-finance law.

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