Dec 16 2022
Attorney General files criminal charges against Spokane-based health business for fraud, organized crime
SPOKANE — Today the Washington Attorney General announced the filing of charging documents in Spokane County Superior Court filing numerous felony charges against Paul Means and his business, Abilia Healthcare.
Sep 28 2022
SEATTLE: El fiscal general Bob Ferguson presentó hoy una demanda contra una empresa de Seattle y su propietaria por aprovecharse de nuevos inmigrantes haciéndoles promesas engañosas de ayudarlos con asesoramiento jurídico para sus necesidades de inmigración y luego abandonarlos en los tribunales después de cobrarles miles de dólares.
Sep 28 2022
SEATTLE — Hoje, o Procurador-Geral Bob Ferguson abriu um processo contra uma empresa de Seattle e sua proprietária por ludibriar novos imigrantes, fazendo promessas enganosas de que os ajudaria com suporte jurídico para suas necessidades com a imigração e, então, abandonando-os nas audiências após cobrar milhares de dólares.
Aug 24 2022
AG Ferguson: Health care giant Centene to pay Washington $19 million for overcharging state Medicaid program in 2nd largest Medicaid fraud recovery in WA history
Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Washington State Health Care Authority announced today that managed health care giant Centene will pay $19 million to Washington state. The payment resolves allegations that the Fortune 50 company overcharged the state Medicaid program for pharmacy benefit management services.
Jul 20 2022
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that national jewelry outlet Harris Jewelers will provide more than $1.5 million in debt relief and refunds to more than 1,000 Washington service members. The company preyed specifically on active-duty military members and induced them into signing contracts that Ferguson asserted were violations of the federal Military Lending Act and the state Consumer Protection Act.
Dec 20 2021
AG Ferguson: Kitsap County towing company to repay former Navy sailor for selling his car at auction
PORT ORCHARD — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a court order will require a Kitsap County towing company to pay a former Navy sailor for illegally selling his car at auction. The order also requires it to implement specific policies so it will not harm service members in the future.
Nov 18 2021
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that, because the $89 million in congressionally approved military construction funding meant for Naval Base Kitsap has been preserved, his lawsuit challenging Trump Administration-efforts to “reprogram” the funds for a wall along the U.S. southern border was no longer needed.
Nov 2 2021
For-profit operator of the Northwest ICE Processing Center must pay $23.2 million as a result of unfair labor practices
OLYMPIA — Today U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan ordered The GEO Group Inc. (GEO), the for-profit operator of the Northwest ICE Processing Center, to pay $5.9 million, the amount GEO unlawfully gained through the use of $1-per-day labor since 2005. The workers performed essential tasks while detained at the Center such as doing the laundry, preparing and serving food and cleaning the facility. This work included cooking and serving three meals a day, scrubbing showers and toilets, cleaning the walk-in oven, and buffing and waxing the floors in the middle of the night.
Oct 27 2021
AG Ferguson: Jury finds GEO, for-profit operator of Tacoma ICE detention center, must pay detainee workers minimum wage
OLYMPIA — In a victory for Washington, a federal jury determined that The GEO Group Inc. (GEO), the for-profit operator of the Northwest ICE Processing Center, violates Washington’s minimum wage laws by paying detainee workers only $1 per day. The verdict concludes the first phase of a retrial in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against GEO.
Sep 27 2021
Greyhound must stop allowing warrantless and suspicionless immigration sweeps, pay $2.2 million to end AG Ferguson’s lawsuit
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to resolve his lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agents on its buses to conduct warrantless and suspicionless immigration sweeps when it didn’t have to. Greyhound failed to warn customers of the sweeps, misrepresented its role in allowing the sweeps to occur and subjected its passengers to discrimination based on race, skin color or national origin.