Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Tuesday that he's opening a criminal investigation into state auditor Troy Kelley.
Kelley has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges and is currently on unpaid leave.
The AG's investigation is separate from the federal charges that Kelley already faces.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson declined to specify what the state investigation entails.
He would only say the investigation will focus on the relationship between Kelley and a former part-time worker at the auditor's office, Jason Jerue.