Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Oct 09 2009
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we encourage you to decorate your home or business with at least one purple light to remember victims who lost their lives because of domestic violence; to support those who survived domestic violecne; and to symbolize hope for those still living with abuse.
Oct 05 2009
The story from CNN on Friday was stunning, yet confirms what we've been talking about for years: People with disabilities are 50 percent more likely to be victims of violent crimes than are people without disabilities, according to a government study released Thursday.
Aug 21 2009
An interesting editorial has been published by the Yakima Herald. It talks about a frightening gang-related weapons seizure:Here's just a glimpse of what was taken during the drug-related arrest: a MAC-11 machine-gun pistol, several AK-47s, homemade silencers, shortened AR-15 rifles and shotguns. The total: 33 guns. Don't forget the three pipe bombs and a bag full of rolled-up $100 bills totaling thousands of dollars.
Aug 13 2009
Attorney General McKenna addressed the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.  According to the Yakima Herald: McKenna came at an opportune moment to deliver his thoughts on the state's responsibility to address the issue. Read more about our office's 2007 proposal for anti-gang legislation, and our press release when those laws went into effect.
Jul 29 2009
We were proud to help sponsor the Tribal Youth Music Academy last week. The six-day event allowed more than 70 teens to learn how to write their own hip-hop music and become "music mentors."