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By Lou Marzeles

WSP, Attorney General's office called in to investigate Assessor


Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney Lori Hoctor has asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to conduct an investigation of Klickitat County Assessor Darlene Johnson. The investigation arises from charges leveled at Johnson by an attorney for her opponent in this year’s election, Crista Schroder.

Johnson sent a letter to Schroder and her husband last month regarding an apparent assessment discrepancy on their personal property and what Johnson called an erroneous head of household designation. The letter claimed the Schroders were willfully attempting to defraud the assessor’s office. In response to requests for public records regarding the Schrode...

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