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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 12 2015
SEATTLE — The calls are often along the same lines:  A “technician” claiming to be from a well-known company, like Microsoft, tells you your computer is infected with a virus. He throws around some technical jargon, often walking you through some benign activities like opening a Web browser or some computer utility.
Jun 11 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against a Snohomish couple who scammed elderly Washington residents applying for Medicaid and veterans benefits.  The Attorney General’s Office alleges that the Cooks’ actions violated the state Consumer Protection Act.
Jun 10 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today his office will offer a formal opinion in response to a request from Senator Pam Roach related to the City of Pasco’s proposed district-only voting system.
Jun 10 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued this statement today in response to the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Education outlining a new debt relief process for Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“Corinthian”) students.
Jun 9 2015
SEATTLE — A former adult family home operator pleaded guilty today to charges he criminally mistreated a man in his care.
Jun 4 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the King County Superior Court convicted Elene Allonce of forging a nursing license that she used to fraudulently serve as a Medicaid healthcare provider. Allonce is sentenced to six months in jail, the most time allowed for this 16-year-old crime.
Jun 3 2015
OLYMPIA — Today the Washington State Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law.
May 26 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined with attorneys general from 21 other states to announce that social networking site Classmates.com and floral delivery company FTD have agreed to pay $11 million to resolve allegations the companies engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.
May 22 2015
SEATTLE — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief supporting Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance in the case of International Franchise Association v. City of Seattle.
May 19 2015
SEATTLE — Today marks the 180th day since President Obama announced a series of reforms he was undertaking by executive action.  Under the Obama Administration’s plan, millions of families, including thousands of Washington residents, would today be filing requests under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA).  Instead, implementation of this and other reform initiatives has been delayed by a misguided lawsuit led by the state of Texas.

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