OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney
General Bob Ferguson announced that a Snohomish County judge has granted his
request to enforce subpoenas for Tim Eyman, his political committees and his
The respondents must disclose necessary documents by July 13
as mandated by Ellen Fair, Snohomish County superior court judge. The respondents also will need to reimburse the Attorney General’s Office for attorney fees
and costs associated with the enforcement of subpoenas.
“No one is above the law,” Ferguson said. “My office will
conduct a full investigation of this matter, and I will not allow Tim Eyman to
The Attorney General’s Office had noted the matter “has
been significantly hindered and essentially stalled by respondents’ refusal to
provide the records.” It therefore urged the court to issue an order that would
compel the respondents to produce records required by Ferguson’s civil orders.
The civil orders came back Nov. 13, 2015. Ferguson’s
office issued the orders to Eyman, his political committees, including
Voters Want More Choices and Protect Your Right to Vote on Initiatives, his
for-profit company, Tim Eyman Watchdog for Taxpayers, and Citizen Solutions and
Ferguson sought business and financial information to aid in
his case that began in 2012. A complaint had arisen during April of that year
that alleged failures to register as political committees, failure to file
timely reports on expenditures and contributions, and the use of funds raised
in support of one initiative for a different initiative.