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Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 7 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit to shut down six fake nonprofit entities posing as well-known, international organizations created by Ian Richard Hosang, a former stockbroker who has ties to the mafia. The lawsuit alleges that Hosang could be using the nonprofits to cover up illegal activity.
Aug 2 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today led a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the House Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.
Jul 31 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by three other attorneys general, today urged the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that would reduce women’s family planning options, interfere in doctor-patient relationships and potentially leave many vulnerable women with no healthcare access at all.
Jul 31 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Ferguson today issued the following statement:
Jul 30 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he is leading a multistate lawsuit to block a Trump Administration action that gives criminals and terrorists access to downloadable, untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed weapons. This lawsuit is being filed in federal court in Seattle. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia joined Washington’s lawsuit.
Jul 27 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to withdraw former Administrator Scott Pruitt’s action to remove caps on the annual number of “glider” trucks allowed. Glider trucks are trucks built with a new body, or chassis, but outfitted with highly polluting, refurbished engines that skirt modern emissions standards.
Jul 27 2018
A Maple Valley contractor and his company must pay back more than $25,000 in unpaid wages in addition to unreported workers’ compensation insurance after a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
Jul 27 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed criminal charges against Edwin Cruz-Perez and Maurice Terry for repeatedly violating previous orders to stop providing unqualified immigration services to Washington consumers.
Jul 26 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, after U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to dismiss Ferguson’s multistate lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Jul 26 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding his latest lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit, filed by Ferguson and 12 other attorneys general, challenges a Department of Labor rule that allows small businesses and self-employed individuals to join association health plans, which could significantly draw healthy people out of state health care exchanges.

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