Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

OLYMPIA –Washington state has cleared a major hurdle in its efforts to collect nearly $164 million to help repair environmental damage caused by bankrupt mining giant Asarco.
If you regularly peruse the Mercer Island Reporter’s police report, you have probably noticed the trend of fraud targeting seniors. Some of the crimes are new. For example, the “Grandma Scam,” in which a young‑sounding person — often overseas and always posing as a grandchild — makes a breathless phone call pleading for an urgent wire transfer to pay a medical bail or to post a jail bond.
SEATTLE—Today in King County Superior Court, King County Assessor Russell Scott Noble pled guilty to one count of felony vehicular assault under the driving under the influence (DUI) prong.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today applauded Craigslist for its decision to eliminate its erotic services ads and create a new adult category that Web site employees will review.
GRAND MOUND – Proving that you don’t have to give in to fit in, Washington teens wowed their peers and adult mentors with clever marketing campaigns, peer support programs and even hip-hop aimed at preventing youth drug and alcohol abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors.
OLYMPIA – Assistant Attorney General Jana Franklin with the AG’sSexually Violent Predator Unit has won a civil commitment case that prevents the release of a dangerous sexually violent predator into the community.
OLYMPIA – As state legislators prepare to head home, Attorney General Rob McKenna was gratified that many of his consumer protection, community safety, and open government priorities had been approved by the Legislature. Some have already been signed into law and others await the Governor’s signature.
Ryan DePuy was an athletic, affectionate teenager from Bothell, Washington. According to his parents, their soccer-loving son was the last person anyone would expect to experiment with drugs.
OLYMPIA – The state of Washington today joined a group of twelve states, the District of Columbia and the City of New York in a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to adopt regulations that control emissions of global warming pollution from oil refineries. The suit challenges the EPA’s refusal to require new or renovated oil refineries to install technologies that control global warming pollution, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
SEATTLE -- Attorney General Rob McKenna will host a discussion between national leaders in the fight against human trafficking, now tied with arms dealing as the second-largest criminal enterprise in the world.