OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney
General Bob Ferguson has asked a court judge to hold Tim Eyman and his
political committees in contempt for their alleged failure to meet
court-ordered deadlines in disclosing documents to the AGO. He further seeks a
$2,000 penalty for every day Eyman continues to fail to meet that deadline.
This comes as part of Ferguson’s case against Eyman and, specifically, his campaign finance probe. If the Snohomish County Superior Court judge grants the request, Ferguson could seek the relevant documents directly
from the federal government and respondents’ banks.
“Despite a subpoena and a court order, Tim Eyman continues
to impede this investigation,” Ferguson said. “That’s unacceptable.”
Ferguson’s office issued civil orders Nov. 13, 2015,
to Tim 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 its principals.
Ferguson was looking for business and financial information
related to Eyman’s initiative campaigns in Washington. Eyman allegedly refused
to comply, and thus Ferguson asked the courts for help. The court responded and
ordered Eyman to comply, but Eyman purportedly only produced a small fraction
of what the court ordered.