Judge orders Tim Eyman to surrender tax records
An investigation into the financial affairs of anti-tax advocate Tim Eyman got a boost today when a Snohomish County judge granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to enforce subpoenas issued in the investigation.
“No one is above the law,” said Ferguson, who claims his probe has been “significantly hindered and essentially stalled” by the refusal of Eyman to provide the records of his political committees and his for-profit company.
At issue is business and financial information, including banking and tax records, regarding Eyman initiative campaigns in Washington.
The court also ordered the respondents to reimburse the Attorney General’s Office for attorney fees and costs associated with enforcing the subpoenas. The amount will be determined in further proceedings.
Eyman has until July 13 to disclose the documents.