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Enforcements for Office of the Attorney General

Case Agency Violation/Result Penalty Amount Laws RCW
2007-053 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Office of the Attorney General employees violated RCW 42.52.050 when they used documents for teaching a class that were copied from internal litigation files maintained at the Attorney General's Office regarding a 1992 Superior Court case. (see: 2007-053 and 2007-041)

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250 for each respondent.

$250 RCW 42.52.050
2007-041 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Office of the Attorney General employees violated RCW 42.52.050 when they used documents for teaching a class that were copied from internal litigation files maintained at the Attorney General's Office regarding a 1992 Superior Court case. (see: 2007-053 and 2007-041)

Result: Settlement approved on February 13, 2009 for a Civil penalty of $250 for each respondent.

$250 RCW 42.52.050
2003-020 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Former Office of the Attorney General AAG violated RCW 42.52.160 when he used state resources to prepare documents for a private law suit.

Result: Settlement approved on March 11, 2005 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $500.

$500 RCW 42.52.160
2001-101 AND 2001-102 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Washington State Attorney General's Office had not implemented a policy which would prevent conflicts of interests from occuring when senior agency officers make requests for defense and indemnification.

Result: Settlement approved on September 27, 2002 with no penalties assessed. Agency created and implemented an appropriate policy.

No penalty assessed
2000-036 Office of the Attorney General

Violation: Washington State Attorney General's Office employee violated RCW 42.52.160 when she used state property under her official control for her private benefit to pursue a private legal matter.

Result: Final Order issued on October 10, 2003 for a Civil penalty in the amount of $3,500 and an addition $1,500 for investigative costs.

$3,500 RCW 42.52.160