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Bob Ferguson

El procurador general Bob Ferguson presentó hoy una demanda federal contra la Administración de Trump por arrestar a inmigrantes en los tribunales de Washington o en sus alrededores. Esta práctica es perjudicial para la seguridad pública y el sistema de justicia de Washington.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for arresting immigrants in and near courthouses in Washington. This practice is harmful to public safety and Washington’s justice system.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons.
Solicitor General Noah Purcell offers the following statement regarding false statements by initiative promoter Tim Eyman on the Attorney General’s Office defense of Initiative 976 in response to Mr. Eyman’s planned press conference:
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the first major action of his office’s Honest Fees Initiative. Global technology company CenturyLink will pay $6.1 million to the State of Washington according to a court order to resolve the Attorney General’s lawsuit regarding a range of unfair and deceptive conduct. CenturyLink added additional charges to customer bills without accurately disclosing those fees, impacting 650,000 Washingtonians. CenturyLink also failed to provide discounts that their sales agents had promised to about 16,000 Washingtonians.
OLYMPIA — An advisory group convened by the Attorney General’s Office released its report to the Legislature and Governor today. The report calls on the state to provide resources for the investigation and prosecution of cold cases, and to establish a statewide practice of collecting court-ordered DNA samples.
OLYMPIA — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his fourth annual Data Breach Report. The report shows that data breaches increased by nearly 20 percent in 2019. The report also shows that breaches affected fewer Washingtonians in 2019 due to the relative size of the breaches.
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement regarding a King County Superior Court judge issuing a preliminary injunction preventing the implementation of Initiative 976:
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against non-profit organization Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) and its operations manager, Rosemary Hibbler. Ferguson asserts Hibbler spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the organization’s money for personal gain, including ATM withdrawals at casinos and her own personal bills. Meanwhile, VIEW failed to pay for repairs to veteran housing, wages to its veteran employees, and, at one point, laid off its entire staff and asked them to “volunteer” their labor.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Donald Frank Rooney of Everett has pleaded guilty to trafficking in species threatened with extinction under a voter-approved initiative banning the sale or transfer of products made from certain endangered species.