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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging the Biden administration to take action to protect student loan borrowers as payments resume nationwide for the first time since March 2020.
The Attorney General’s Office announced today it has filed 48 total criminal charges of animal cruelty against two individuals and their organization, Neo’s Nation Animal Foundation, which previously managed the Pasco shelter. 
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today ordered a Seattle business preying on new immigrants to pay restitution, interest and civil penalties as a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit. The office estimates this could total up to nearly $230,000. 
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after a federal judge in Yakima rejected an attempt by the Silent Majority Foundation to block Washington’s ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines:
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that an innovative fraud recovery initiative netted a total of $42 million in stolen funds from 26 financial institutions. 
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a petition today urging a Pierce County Superior Court judge to civilly commit a sex offender to McNeil Island, preventing his release into the community.
YAKIMA — A Yakima County jury on Monday convicted Veniamin N. Gaidaichuk of Everett of felony attempted second-degree child rape and communication with a minor for immoral purposes, following a criminal prosecution by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against Gator’s Custom Guns and its owner, Walter Wentz, for unlawfully selling high-capacity magazines. It is the second lawsuit filed to enforce the ban on sales of magazines with capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 
VANCOUVER — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against Vancouver nonprofit Noble Foundation and its founder and executive director, Ophelia Noble, along with foundation directors, and Noble’s family and friends. Ferguson asserts since 2019, Noble misappropriated or failed to account for $1 million in charitable grants the foundation received to serve communities of color in southwest Washington. 
Today the Attorney General’s Office filed 32 criminal charges against Jason Smith of North Bend for illegal hunting. The charges, which include two felonies, 27 gross misdemeanors and three misdemeanors, allege that Smith unlawfully baited and killed bears and elk, and unlawfully hunted deer.