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By Lou Marzeles

Assessor report from WSP released


The Washington State Patrol (WSP) has forwarded its report on Klickitat County Assessor Darlene Johnson to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office “for review and filing of any appropriate charges related to public disclosure laws.” The report is dated Oct. 16, 2014, but was released to The Sentinel only Monday, Nov. 3, in response to a public records request.

Detective David Ortner’s report indicates that an official at the Department of Revenue (DOR) considers Johnson to have violated confidential taxpayer information that came from a DOR audit. It also suggests that Johnson evidenced a conflict of interest in personally responding to a request for personal records related to her oppo...

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