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May 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Reardon investigation report completed, delivered to prosecutor’s office

The Washington State Patrol has completed its investigation of Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s use of funds and delivered its report today to the office of Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks.

Now it will be up to Banks to decide whether to file charges against the executive, who is serving his third term. He’s been accused of misusing county money to travel with his mistress, Tamara Dutton. On one trip to Washington D.C., he charged an “intimacy kit” on his county credit card. Media reports over the past six months also detailed how he appeared to use his county phone and office time to do campaign work.

Two women came forward in the last six months to say they had sexual relationships with Reardon, 41, who is married. Both said they met with him during the weekdays while his calendars indicated he was doing county work.

It’s not clear how soon the report will be available to the public. Washington State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said the state patrol will release the report if Banks considers it complete.

The State Patrol did not interview Reardon as part of its investigation.

“He was afforded the opportunity and it didn’t come together,” Calkins said.

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