Court: Grant Co. lawyer, businessman broke campaign finance law

Court ruling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – A court has found that a Grant County lawyer and a business owner violated campaign finance law during the 2014 campaign for Grant County prosecutor.

Thurston County Superior Court Judge John Skinder ruled that Moses Lake businessman Ken Greene and attorney Jerry Moberg were responsible for sending mailers to thousands of voters three weeks before the election.

The mailers attacked candidate Garth Dano, who won the race. Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the pair in 2017.

A trial to determine their financial penalties for the violations is set for Jan. 24.