County Executive Aaron Reardon won’t face criminal charges

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Our† online news partner The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon wonít be charged with misuse of public funds, but he still faces a noncriminal investigation into whether he used county cellphones and offices during his re-election campaign.

The Island County Prosecutorís Office, citing insufficient evidence, said it will not file charges against Reardon after a State Patrol investigation into county employee Tamara Duttonís claims she had a long-running affair with Reardon and that he spent at least $1,500 of taxpayer money on her when she accompanied him on official trips, The Times said.

Reardon, a Democrat who denied any wrongdoing, claimed it was a politically motivated attack. You can read the complete Times story here.

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