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Bob Ferguson

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Organized Retail Crime Unit filed two new felony criminal cases today. This marks five prosecutions since Ferguson established the new unit last year. 
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement in response to the King County Superior Court denying a request to enforce his office’s subpoena against the Seattle Archdiocese in his Catholic Church investigation:
SEATTLE — Attorney General Ferguson announced today he resolved his antitrust lawsuit against the final defendants in a sweeping conspiracy to artificially raise the price of chicken on Washington families. The remaining three defendants — House of Raeford Farms, Wayne-Sanderson Farms and Foster Farms — will pay $2.2 million, pending court approval. As a final tally, Ferguson’s broiler chicken price-fixing case involving a total of 19 defendants recovered $37.7 million. 
SEATTLE — Allure Esthetic and Dr. Javad Sajan must pay $5 million as a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s consumer protection lawsuit. Allure and Sajan threatened patients with illegal non-disclosure agreements and falsified online reviews to inflate the plastic surgeon’s reputation. 
TACOMA — A Pierce County Superior Court judge found probable cause to transfer a sex offender to McNeil Island after the Washington Attorney General’s Office filed a petition to prevent his release to the community.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to send the challenge to Idaho’s near-total abortion ban back to lower courts, temporarily allowing emergency abortions to resume:
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the three counties where his office will test a pilot version of its hate crimes hotline. Ferguson will develop and launch the pilot in Clark, King and Spokane counties over the next year.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that, as a result of his investigation, Albertsons has removed illegal land use restrictions that created a food desert by barring a grocery store from going into its former location in Bellingham’s Birchwood neighborhood since 2018. 
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his appointments to the newly created Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force in the Attorney General’s Office. The task force will convene technology experts, industry representatives, labor organizations, civil liberty groups and other stakeholders to discuss AI benefits and challenges. The Task Force will issue findings, guiding principles, and submit reports with policy recommendations.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court ruled today that Attorney General Bob Ferguson has broad authority to pursue legal action to protect the civil and constitutional rights of Washingtonians.