Nov 12 1998
SEATTLE - Nov. 12, 1998 - The Attorney General's Office today filed lawsuits against three charitable fundraisers for misleading the public about donations they solicited on behalf of several charitable causes. The lawsuits are part of a nationwide crackdown on charities fraud called Operation Missed Giving that involves 40 states, the Federal Trade Commission, and the American Association of Retired Persons.
Oct 23 1998
SEATTLE - October 23, 1998-The Attorney General's Office today announced the landmark settlement agreement in a multi-state lawsuit against a New Jersey corporation accused of “slamming” the long distance telephone service of consumers across the country.
Oct 22 1998
SEATTLE - October 22, 1998 - The Attorney General's Office today filed the nation's first state “spamming” lawsuit against a Salem, Oregon business and its owner for using false and misleading information when sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to Washington residents.
Oct 14 1998
RICHLAND—On the banks of the Columbia River, U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson, Governor Gary Locke and Attorney General Christine Gregoire announced an agreement in principle to resolve the state's Hanford tank cleanup lawsuit.
Oct 1 1998
OLYMPIA -October 1, 1998 -The Washington Supreme Court today denied a motion to delay the scheduled Oct. 13 execution of triple murderer Jeremy Vargas Sagastegui.
Sep 24 1998
OLYMPIA - September 24, 1998 - The Washington Attorney General's Office will answer a petition filed Sept. 23 in the state Supreme Court that seeks to delay the scheduled Oct. 13 execution of Jeremy Vargas Sagastegui.
Aug 28 1998
OLYMPIA - August 28, 1998 - The Attorney General's Office today seized money in the bank account of an Everett attorney who failed to pay a seven-year-old court judgment stemming from his violations of the state Public Disclosure Act.
Aug 17 1998
KENNEWICK - August 17, 1998 - Jeremy Vargas Sagastegui today was scheduled to be executed Oct. 13 for the 1995 murders of three people in Benton County.
Aug 13 1998
Seattle - August 13, 1998 - In its second action in eight months against the same firm, the Washington Attorney General's office has fined a New Jersey fundraiser $109,290 for violating a Court order that the firm agreed to obey just last December.
Aug 5 1998
Seattle - August 5, 1998 --The Attorney General's Office today filed a lawsuit and a Consent Decree against a San Diego company for allegedly producing misleading home mortgage and loan advertisements that resemble a solicitation from an official government agency.