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Bob Ferguson

Apr 26 2018
OLYMPIA — A federal judge today rejected an effort by the Northwest Detention Center’s operator, GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), to dismiss Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating Washington’s minimum wage laws.
Mar 8 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against CLA Estate Services, Inc. and CLA USA, Inc. for operating a “trust mill” by misleading hundreds of Washington seniors about estate planning, and persuading them to purchase high-commission insurance products.
Feb 13 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on a federal court blocking President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Dec 26 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against a Leavenworth man and his family for pocketing most of $1.5 million in donations that thousands of Washingtonians thought was going to disadvantaged children. Roy Bronsin Haueter’s family instead used most of the donations to pay themselves and go on family vacations.
Oct 27 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the owner of a Mattawa mobile home park will pay $100,000, to be used for restitution, and make needed repairs to all homes after forcing tenants to sign sham “purchase” agreements so he could avoid city health and safety inspections. The cost of the repairs is estimated at approximately $400,000.
Oct 27 2017
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy que el propietario de un parque de casas móviles de Mattawa pagará $100,000, que serán utilizados para la recompensa de los residentes, y hará reparaciones necesarias a todas las casas después de obligar a sus inquilinos a firmar acuerdos de “compra” fraudulentos para evitar inspecciones de salud y seguridad requeridas por la ciudad. El costo de las reparaciones se calcula en aproximadamente $400,000.
Oct 12 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he has asked a federal judge to block President Donald Trump’s latest version of his travel ban. This version would create an indefinite ban on travel by millions of people, including many with close ties to Washington.
Oct 11 2017
OLYMPIA — Today Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his second annual Data Breach Report. His report finds that between July of 2016 and July of this year, data breaches affected nearly 3 million Washingtonians — more than six times the number impacted in the previous 12 months period.
Sep 20 2017
TACOMA — El Procurador General Bob Ferguson anunció hoy una demanda en contra de The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), el segundo proveedor de cárceles privadas más grande del país, por no pagar el salario mínimo a sus trabajadores, lucrando millones en ganancias ilícitas. La demanda del estado solicita al tribunal que ordene a la compañía a renunciar a estas ganancias.
Sep 20 2017
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), the second-largest private prison provider in the country, for not paying its workers the minimum wage, netting the company millions in ill-gotten profits. The state’s lawsuit asks the court to order the company to give up these profits.

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