Tim Eyman investigation in hands of state attorney general

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission has sent its campaign finance investigation of anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman to the attorney general’s office.

The News Tribune reports the Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to refer the three-year-old inquiry to the attorney general for possible criminal charges or civil penalties.

The motion called for Ferguson’s office to expand the investigation beyond the 2012 transactions that PDC investigators examined closely. The board referred the case at the request of its staff and after hearing from Sherry Bockwinkel, whose complaint started the investigation.

Eyman’s attorney, Mark Lamb, says he believes his client will prevail once he can fully defend himself.