The Washington State Patrol announced Friday its Criminal Investigation Division has forwarded its investigation of allegations against Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon to the office of Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks for review.

This investigation began last Oct. 28 at the request of Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe. The complaint alleged misuse or misappropriation of public funds.

The State Patrol’s role in this case was that of fact-finder. The agency will make no recommendation, either for or against, any specific criminal charge.

Although the case file has been forwarded to his office, the file will not be available for public disclosure until Banks indicates that no further investigation is necessary. Because Banks might have questions or additional investigative direction, the case remains officially under investigation until he is satisfied that it is complete, the State Patrol statement said.

A woman who prompted a criminal investigation into Reardon's travel spending earlier this year went public with allegations that she took multiple county-paid trips with the executive where he did little or no official business.

The woman said she took the trips during a longtime affair with Reardon, who is married.

Reardon has refused to speak about the matter, saying he will wait until the investigation is completed.