Sep 30 2012

Auditor’s Race: Candidate Watkins writes about opponent Kelly

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From James Watkins, candidate for state auditor:

Friends – this is an unpleasant post to write.

As soon as State Representative Troy Kelley entered the race, my campaign started getting bizarre tips and allegations about Troy – things like misappropriation of funds, suspicious office fires, theft, and offshore bank accounts in Belize.  The tips increased after he spent a record amount of ‘his’ own money to fool voters into thinking he was endorsed by Brian Sonntag for state auditor.

So, in a manner similar to traditional whistle-blower allegations, my team of volunteer researchers checked it out.  Unfortunately, we uncovered a trove of lawsuits and court documents that detail an otherwise unbelievable story – a story that voters deserve to know.

But I’m not asking voters to take my word for it.  Detailed case summaries, time-lines, and searchable PDF’s of the original documents are posted at Certified copies of case files can be obtained from the original courts of jurisdiction.  Voters can read the summaries and documents and decide for themselves.

Brief summaries are below: Read more »