Troy Kelley

In this 2012 file photo, Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a debate.
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State Auditor Troy Kelley is facing another investigation. This time the state is looking into possible criminal activities.

The state’s investigation is separate from the federal charges he currently faces.

Federal prosecutors allege indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley paid his defense attorney out of a pot of money that’s central to his tax evasion case.

Why would someone who had been accused of financial misdeeds run for political office? That’s a recurring question in the case of indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

The first-term Democrat is accused of corrupt business practices and tax evasion -- allegations that have dogged him since before he ran for statewide office.

Now, Kelley has pleaded not guilty to federal charges and is on leave.

An impressive résumé

Washington Speaker of the House Frank Chopp said “now is not the time” to try to impeach indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley and that it would be a distraction.

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was elected to root out waste and fraud in state and local government. Now, the first-term Democrat faces federal charges that he defrauded escrow company customers and the IRS.

The trial date for Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was moved Monday from June to January 2016.

A Superior Court judge in Pierce County has ruled that a recall effort against indicted state auditor Troy Kelley cannot go forward.

Federal agents searched Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley’s home in March. Now the results of that search have been unsealed.

A search of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley’s home in March turned up bundles of spreadsheets that appeared to be the kind of documents Kelley said had been destroyed in a 2008 fire.

In 2012, indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley raised $700,000 for his winning campaign for state auditor. But the bulk of that money -- nearly $500,000 -- came from Kelley himself.

One of two former federal prosecutors defending indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has dropped out of the case.

Jan Jutte, a longtime manager in the Washington state auditor’s office, will take over for elected auditor Troy Kelley as he defends himself against a federal indictment.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley will not be paid while he is on indefinite leave, which Kelley said he'll start Monday May 4.

A citizen effort to recall indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley has cleared a key hurdle.

An initial legal analysis from Washington’s attorney general said that the state can withhold the pay of indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley.

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