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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Dec 28 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his 2019 legislative agenda, which includes renewed calls for a ban on high-capacity magazines and a repeal of the state’s death penalty, as well as raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.
Dec 24 2018
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that the Spokane County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC), former chair and executive director Jim CastroLang, and former treasurer Justin Galloway will pay nearly $50,000 for violating Washington state campaign finance law.
Dec 20 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing them from franchise contracts. The seven chains have more than 500 locations in Washington and more than 15,000 locations nationwide.
Dec 18 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 over allegations the companies failed to maintain legally required information for Washington state political advertising placed on their online platforms since 2013.
Dec 13 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a judgment of more than $2.79 million in his lawsuit against a Marysville company that defrauded taxpayers nearly $1 million over a period of years. This is the first trial in a Medicaid False Claims Act case in Washington state history. Ferguson’s agency-request legislation renewed the act in 2016.
Dec 10 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today submitted a comment letter criticizing proposed Trump Administration rules targeting immigrants. The revisions to the so-called “public charge” rule would harm Washingtonians, causing children – citizens and non-citizens alike – to forfeit meals, health insurance, and a roof over their heads.  
Dec 5 2018
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, five additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing them from franchise contracts. The five chains have nearly 75 locations in Washington and more than 4,400 locations nationwide.
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.

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