UPDATE, 12/6: Kelley was fined $200 today, with half of the fine suspended if he commits no more violations over the next four years. UPDATE 12/6 2 p.m.: The PDC voted to drop the rest of the allegations.
ORIGINAL POST FROM 12/3:
As Troy Kelley gets ready to take office as auditor, the chairman of the state Public Disclosure Commission will decide at a hearing Thursday if the Tacoma state lawmaker should be fined for leaving information out when he disclosed his finances to the public.
Years after he filed the original disclosure forms, Kelley sent the PDC revised forms last month. PDC staff concluded he violated the law by not filing them sooner, and scheduled his case for what’s known as a “brief enforcement hearing” presided over by Chairman Amit Ranade, who has authority to fine him up to $500.
“The brief hearings are used when the allegations are relatively minor and there’s no dispute as to the facts,” PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson said.
Most of the information investigators say was omitted about Kelley’s mortgage document-tracking company United National was available in previous disclosures by Kelley for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Read more »