A woman who prompted a criminal investigation into Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s travel spending said she took multiple county-paid trips with the executive where he did little or no official business, according to our online news partner, The Seattle Times.
The woman — who has known Reardon for 20 years and asked that her name not be used — told The Seattle Times on Wednesday that she took the trips during a longtime affair with Reardon, who is married.
The woman, a county employee, said she took the trips to U.S. cities where Reardon ostensibly was attending conferences. When asked what the two did, she said, “Not much. He wasn’t working.”
On Wednesday night, Reardon denied any criminal wrongdoing.
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