Why would someone who had been accused of financial misdeeds run for political office? That’s a recurring question in the case of indicted Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley.

The first-term Democrat is accused of corrupt business practices and tax evasion -- allegations that have dogged him since before he ran for statewide office.

Now, Kelley has pleaded not guilty to federal charges and is on leave.

An impressive résumé

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley was elected to root out waste and fraud in state and local government. Now, the first-term Democrat faces federal charges that he defrauded escrow company customers and the IRS.

Northwest banks say 2014 may be the year consumers start to see a new generation of credit cards that are less prone to fraud.

An unprecedented rash of credit card fraud in one corner of the Northwest is forcing banks to put limits on card purchases – just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year.

There is a new whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. But it doesn’t have to do with technical concerns.

Oregon has released the first-ever study on the financial exploitation of adults with disabilities and the elderly.

Washington Senate Democrats say the misuse of campaign funds last year may have cost them a key race – and therefore control of the state Senate.

The state Department of Justice has reached a settlement with an online retailer accused of defrauding Oregon consumers of more than a quarter million dollars. 

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The Oregon Department of Revenue has disciplined four employees over their role in approving a fraudulent $2.1 million tax refund. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after the Salem woman who claimed the cash was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.