Former King County district commissioner testifies at his corruption trial

Allan “Benny” Thomas denied that he used more than $450,000 in tax money collected by the public district to pay expenses for his Enumclaw dairy farm.

KING COUNTY, Wash. — The former elected commissioner of King County Drainage District No. 5 took the stand in his federal conspiracy trial at the US District Courthouse in Seattle on Tuesday.

Allan “Benny” Thomas denied that he used more than $450,000 in tax money collected by the public district to pay expenses for his Enumclaw dairy farm. 

Thomas, who served for 37 years before retiring after a 2019 KING 5 investigation, said district records seized by the

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