Friday, December 8, 2006 at 3:38 pm by Darryl
I’m shocked. shocked, I tell you!
Last week we learned that a prominent King County Republican had difficulties with his sexual urges.
So much for the party of family values.
Now we learn that this same guy, while serving as the bookkeeper for King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng’s campaign, swiped $72,000.
In a letter sent Thursday to Snohomish County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joan Cavagnaro, who is heading up the sex case, campaign treasurer Mike McKay said Corrigan misappropriated the money from May 2004 until early 2005 and returned about $10,000 of it to the campaign fund in January 2006. Corrigan, who maintained bookkeeping duties for Maleng’s campaign, sent $67,503.19 back to the campaign trust on Monday, McKay said.
Corrigan’s attorney, John Wolfe, confirmed this afternoon that Corrigan admitted to misappropriating the campaign funds.
So much for the party of fiscal responsibility.
Oh…did I mention that Larry Corrigan was, until he quit last year, the financial director of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office?
Update: In the comment thread, Richard Pope points out something very interesting. Norm Maleng did not report to the PDC the $10,000 returned to his campaign by Corrigan in January of 2006. Doing so might have resulted in enough “dirt” to draw a Democratic opponent into the race.