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Bob Ferguson

Nov 30 2018
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today ruled that the Haueter family used their four charities as an elaborate, deceptive scheme to solicit donations from Washingtonians for seemingly worthy causes, while pocketing much of the money for themselves. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in December 2017 asserting that the Haueters’ charities were a sham that the family used to enrich themselves by more than $1 million. 
Nov 27 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court against the Holiday Treasure Chest Charity Foundation and its founder, Mark Bergeson, accusing him of using the charity for his own personal gain.
Nov 26 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after joining an amicus — friend of the court — brief supporting the State of Maryland’s challenge to the constitutionality of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as Acting U.S. Attorney General:
Nov 21 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, four additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing them from franchise contracts. The four chains have more than 100 locations in Washington and almost 4,000 locations nationwide.
Nov 19 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed two amicus — or “friend of the court” — briefs today, challenging President Trump’s proclamations to drastically reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah.
Nov 16 2018
Today, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Spanaway-based Fallen Hero Bracelets, the Benjamin Foundation and other organizations run by Michael Friedmann. The injunction forces the organizations to cease operations until they register with the Secretary of State and provide financial reports for each year of their existence.
Nov 13 2018
SEATTLE — As a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has provided hundreds of pages of communications not previously made public, including documents that show commissioners privately considered a proposal that would have subsidized coal- and nuclear-based power. FERC must pay $23,500 in attorney costs and fees to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
Nov 9 2018
In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today new resources aimed at helping military service members and veterans deal with legal issues.
Nov 8 2018
OLYMPIA — AG Ferguson today joined a coalition of 18 state attorneys general in urging Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nov 7 2018
OLYMPIA — In response to a proposed rule relaxing legal protections for migrant children, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gov. Jay Inslee submitted a comment letter urging the federal government to withdraw the proposal. Ferguson and Inslee released the following statement: