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Bob Ferguson

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his office is initiating legal action against the Seattle Archdiocese. The Archdiocese has refused to comply with Ferguson’s investigation into whether the three Washington dioceses of the Catholic Church used charitable funds to cover up allegations of child sex abuse by clergy.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons can continue, a King County judge ruled today, rejecting the companies’ request to dismiss the case. 
The Attorney General’s Office announced today that it filed 30 felony animal cruelty charges against Angela Jacobsen of Sequim in Clallam County Superior Court.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he signed onto a pending resolution with Kroger that will bring in $47.5 million to combat the opioid epidemic in Washington state. Half of these resources will go to the state and the other half will go to Washington city and county governments.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson won a court order today in his consumer protection lawsuit against Labor Law Poster Service and its Michigan-based owners, blocking the company from deceiving Washington businesses.
TACOMA — The Washington Attorney General’s Office recently filed a petition in Pierce County Superior Court to civilly commit a sex offender and prevent his release to the community.
SEATTLE — A federal judge agreed with Attorney General Bob Ferguson, ruling that Seattle plastic surgery provider Allure Esthetic and its owner, Dr. Javad Sajan, illegally prevented patients from posting negative reviews about the business.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that more than 2,600 serious criminal offenders provided their DNA to law enforcement after previously failing to do so as required by law. As a result of Ferguson’s lawfully owed DNA project, these samples are now in a national DNA database critical to identifying perpetrators of unsolved rapes, murders and other violent crimes. 
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement after a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge presiding over an enforcement action against Gator’s Custom Guns ruled that Washington’s ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines is unconstitutional.
EVERETT — A Snohomish County Superior Court judge sentenced an Everett man on Wednesday following a criminal prosecution by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The judge sentenced Blayne M. Perez to three years of community custody for mental health treatment. If he violates the terms of community custody, the court may send him to prison for three years and four months.