AG Ferguson: Court shuts down websites of companies that targeted small businesses with deceptive messages
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he won a court order to shut down the websites and suspend the internet domains of two businesses and their owner that sent hundreds of thousands of deceptive texts and emails targeting Washington businesses and nonprofits. Ferguson filed a lawsuit against the businesses in May as part of his Small Business Protection Initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.