AG Ferguson: Sorority must provide more than $500k in relief for housing fees it unlawfully charged UW students during COVID-19
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Alpha Omicron Pi, a national sorority, must refund or waive the housing fees it unlawfully charged dozens of University of Washington students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sorority charged thousands of dollars in housing fees in 2020 and 2021, even though COVID-19 prevented the students from accessing sorority housing — a violation of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency eviction moratorium.
OLYMPIA — Today the Washington Attorney General’s Office issued a model use-of-force policy as a resource for Washington law enforcement agencies.
OLYMPIA — Starting tomorrow, 4 million Washingtonians will qualify for free or discounted care at hospitals across Washington as a result of legislation requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Idaho man sentenced to nearly five years in prison in second attempted child rape prosecution by Attorney General’s Office
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a Yakima County Superior Court judge sentenced an Idaho man to nearly five years in prison following his guilty plea for charges related to felony attempted child rape. A different Yakima judge earlier this month sentenced an Ellensburg man to nearly six years in prison for his role in a 2019 law enforcement operation in Yakima targeting individuals who sought to rape children.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade:
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the creation of a statewide Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force. The Task Force will improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement agencies to address these multi-jurisdictional crimes that endanger employees and cause significant economic harm to our state.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a 2018 Washington law protecting Hanford workers. An updated law, which was passed in 2022, remains in place, ensuring that workers at radioactive waste sites like Hanford still receive compensation benefits for health issues they have faced because of their work.
AG Ferguson locates 387 sex, kidnapping and homicide offenders in Washington who owe DNA, collects DNA from 102 so far
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his lawfully owed DNA project identified 387 sex, kidnapping and homicide offenders still living in Washington who illegally failed to provide DNA samples after their criminal conviction. Of these 387 individuals, the Attorney General’s Office already collected 102 new DNA profiles, including:
Ellensburg defendant sentenced to nearly six years in prison in first child rape conspiracy prosecution by Attorney General’s Office
YAKIMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today a Yakima County Superior Court judge sentenced an individual from Ellensburg to nearly six years in prison following his guilty plea for charges related to felony attempted child rape.
AG Ferguson wins $500,000 for individuals impacted by US Stemology’s unproven claims that its stem cell injections could treat COVID-19 and other medical conditions
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that, as a result of his lawsuit against the company, Seattle-based US Stemology and its owner, Dr. Tami Meraglia, cannot advertise, market or receive any payment for unproven stem cell treatments. US Stemology must also pay $500,000 to the Attorney General’s Office, which will be used to provide restitution for those who paid for stem cell procedures. 107 individuals paid for the procedures and are eligible for restitution.