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Spokesman: Washington state auditor's office hit with federal subpoena, turning over documents

  • FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor,  turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor, turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor,  turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, State Rep. Troy Kelley, the Democratic candidate for state auditor at the time, takes questions at a news conference in Olympia, Wash. The office of Kelley, currently the Washington state auditor, turned over documents to the federal government Thursday, March 19, 2015, in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, just days after federal agents searched his home. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)  (The Associated Press)

The office of Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley is turning over documents in response to a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Auditor spokesman Thomas Shapley said Thursday the documents were in response to a March 6 subpoena. Shapley says he does not know what documents were sought.

According to Tacoma police, agents with the U.S. Department of Treasury spent about five hours searching Kelley's home early this week. He is out of state on vacation and issued a statement saying he had no knowledge of any investigation. His schedule indicates he'll be back in the office on Monday.

The U.S. attorney's office in Seattle has declined to confirm or deny any investigation.