County Executive Aaron Reardon won’t face criminal charges

Our  online news partner The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon won’t 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 Prosecutor’s Office, citing insufficient evidence, said it will not file charges against Reardon after a State Patrol investigation into county employee Tamara Dutton’s 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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