Eyman fined $2.6 million, barred from campaign control

SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Eyman, whose initiative campaigns have bedeviled state and local governments across Washington for decades, will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees. That’s under a judge’s ruling Wednesday that found he used donor’s contributions to line his own pocket. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon also ordered Eyman to pay $2.6 million in penalties. The ruling came in a 2017 lawsuit by Attorney General Bob Ferguson that accused Eyman of soliciting kickbacks, laundering donations and flouting campaign finance law in a long-running scheme to enrich himself.