Troy Kelley

Washington state auditor Troy Kelley arrives at the federal courthouse in Tacoma, Wash., for a hearing Monday, May 11, 2015.
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Troy Kelley is Washington state's auditor. In April, he was indicted by a grand jury on charges related to his work in the real estate services industry. He has pleaded not guilty and refused to step down. 

Reporter Austin Jenkins has unearthed a story that is stranger than fiction. Read his full investigative piece about Troy Kelley on Medium. 

The March trial of indicted Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley could take four to six weeks. That’s according to proposed jury questionnaires filed with the federal court.

'Week in Review' panel Bill Radke, Pam Roach, Knute Berger and Gyasi Ross.
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Bill Radke reviews the week's news with Crosscut's Knute Berger, Republican state Sen. Pam Roach of Auburn and writer, attorney and activist Gyasi Ross.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley says money was “not a factor” in his decision to return to work this week. Kelley had been on unpaid leave of absence for the past seven months pending his federal trial.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley suddenly returned to office Tuesday, pending his federal criminal trial in March for money laundering and tax evasion. The first-term Democrat is also under investigation by the state for hiring a former business associate to work in the auditor’s office.

Washington state auditor Troy Kelley arrives at the federal courthouse in Tacoma, Wash., for a hearing Monday, May 11, 2015.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley surprised his colleagues this week – by showing up for work. He's been on unpaid leave since last spring while awaiting trial on federal money laundering and tax evasion charges relating to his private real estate business. Bill Radke talks about the latest turn in the Kelley saga with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work on Tuesday, abruptly ending a seven month self-imposed leave of office.

A bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers has introduced a resolution to impeach indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley. That announcement Monday follows months of calls for the first-term Democrat to resign after being charged with possession of stolen funds and tax evasion unrelated to his duties in office.

Attorney Jeff Sprung plans to run for Wash. state auditor
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Another candidate has joined next year’s race for Washington state auditor: a Seattle attorney who’s never run for public office.

A federal judge in Tacoma Thursday ordered the feds to return to indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley $900,000 it seized in September. The feds maintained that money was “tainted.”

In the second day of a pretrial hearing in the case of indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, defense attorney Angelo Calfo continued to question the lead FBI investigator in the case. Calfo is seeking to undermine key foundational elements of the theft, money laundering and tax evasion case against Kelley even before it reaches a scheduled trial in March. 

The attorney for indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley aggressively sought to undermine the case against his client during a pretrial hearing in Tacoma.

Indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley is scheduled to be back in court Tuesday. He’s fighting to get back nearly $1 million the feds seized in September.

Federal agents started investigating indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley before he was elected to that office. That’s according to a document prosecutors filed Tuesday in federal court.

Troy Kelley, then a Washington state Representative (D-Tacoma), testifying in a deposition in 2010.
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The story of Troy Kelley, Washington's state auditor, is stranger than fiction ...

The attorney for indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley wants some of the charges against his client dropped. Attorney Angelo Calfo is also petitioning a judge to break apart the criminal indictment into separate trials.

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