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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 12 2009

Taiwan2Our Saturday was dedicated to tours of Taiwan's, and China's, long history and modern accomplishments. We began with a stop at Hsing Tien Temple in Taipei, a large, three-temple complex that is predominantly Daoist but features elements of Confucianism and Buddhism .

Oct 12 2009

ElyseOlyEventElyse Umemoto, Miss Washington, 2007, visited Olympia last week to speak about her experience as a victim of domestic violence.

Oct 23 2009

UmemotopressElyse Umemoto, Miss Washington 2007endorsed the AGO's domestic violence bill on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Umemoto came forward to talk about her experience as a survivor of domestic violence. She alleges that she was stalked and assaulted by her boyfriend in 2007 and 2008. Her attacker pled guilty last year to charges related to the incident.

Nov 03 2009

On Sunday, Oct. 25, ABC Television's 60 Minutes aired a terrific story on fraudsters who bilk taxpayers out of about $90 billion a year by siphoning money from Medicare and Medicaid.  The choice quote in the story comes from "Tony," who was convicted of stealing about $20 million from Medicare. He says that stealing money from this program doesn't require being a criminal mastermind. Rather, "It's more like taking candy from a baby," Tony said.

Nov 06 2009

UmemotopressThe Yakima-Herald Republic reports today that Elyse Umemoto (pictured here at the AGO's Seattle office) will compete in the Miss Nevada pageant this weekend.