Tim Eyman must pay $5.5 million for campaign violations


December 14, 2022

OLYMPIA — A Washington state appeals court Dec. 6 upheld virtually all of the ruling against initiative promoter Tim Eyman in the campaign finance case brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

After a 2021 trial, a Thurston County Superior Court ordered Eyman to pay a civil penalty of $2.6 million. The court also ordered Eyman to pay $2.9 million to cover the state’s costs and fees associated with investigating and prosecuting the case. Eyman subsequently appealed, resulting in today’s decision.

The judge ruled that Eyman intentionally committed “numerous and blatant violations”...

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