Here’s a summary of charges against Washington Auditor Troy Kelley, handed down this week by a federal grand jury.
Possession and concealment of stolen property: From 2006 to 2008, Kelley allegedly retained more than $2 million in fees belonging to two escrow companies and borrowers related to the handling of title “reconveyances” through companies he owned. He allegedly tried to launder the money through cash transfers among companies he controlled.
False declaration (four counts): He allegedly made false statements in depositions and a sworn written statement related to a title company’s lawsuit against him.
Attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit: Kelley allegedly tried to “obstruct, influence and impede” proceedings of the lawsuit by concealing money he “had taken by fraud and stolen.”
Corrupt interference with internal revenue laws: Among other things, he allegedly failed to declare income obtained by fraud and later declared it in an attempt to legitimize it.
Filing a false income-tax return (two counts): Kelley allegedly under-reported in 2008 the income of two companies he controlled.
False statements: He allegedly lied to Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators.