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State investigators say they’ve found evidence of Eyman wrongdoing

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Tim Eyman (File photo)

TACOMA (AP) — State investigators have found evidence that initiative promoter Tim Eyman used money meant for one ballot measure to support another, and made personal use of about $170,000 in campaign funds.

Staff of the Public Disclosure Commission recommended the commission refer the case to the state attorney general to take legal action against Eyman and two political committees he helps run.

The News Tribune reported that investigators found that at least $182,000 in contributions raised for Initiative 1185 went to support another initiative. Staff also found evidence that Eyman used approximately $170,000 of those funds for personal living expenses.

Monday’s findings come more than three years after accusations first surfaced.

Initiative 1185 aimed to make it harder to raise taxes in the Legislature by requiring support of two-thirds majorities.