YAKIMA -- The state Attorney General's Office announced a series of settlements Friday, including one with a Yakima woman accused of illegally providing immigration advice.
Adelina S. Esquivel, owner of Immigration and Translation Services in Yakima, agreed to pay just more than $4,000 in attorneys' fees and costs and offer refunds to clients.
If she fails to follow the terms of the settlement, she faces a $50,000 civil penalty.
Similar agreements were reached with companies in Walla Walla and Mount Vernon. Under the settlements, none of those named admitted or denied the allegations, which include using unfair and deceptive acts and practices while providing immigration-related services.
Investigators with the Attorney General's Office are looking into more than two dozen other cases statewide and expect to bring additional enforcement actions.