Attorney General Eric Schneiderman http://wamc.org en NY AG Sues FedEx Over Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-sues-fedex-over-cigarettes <p>The New York state attorney general says FedEx Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers.&nbsp; Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made the allegation Monday.</p><p>The A.G. &nbsp;announced the state has joined a federal lawsuit that New York City officials brought against the high-speed mail carrier in December.</p><p>The revised lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges FedEx made nearly 33,000 illegal shipments of cigarettes to consumers in New York state between 2006 and 2012.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:58:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 87112 at http://wamc.org NY AG Sues FedEx Over Cigarettes Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty http://wamc.org/post/troy-housing-authority-employees-guilty <p></p><p></p><p>New York State officials have announced guilty pleas by former Troy Housing authority employees.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:54:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 86046 at http://wamc.org Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-announces-legislation-kill-zombie-properties <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Troy with several other Capital Region Democrats today to discuss new ways to help homeowners facing foreclosure across the state.</p><p> Attorney General Schneiderman joined local and state officials and housing advocates at the Troy Rehabilitation &amp; Improvement Program, Inc. to announce two pieces of legislation aimed at aiding homeowners facing foreclosure and helping municipalities deal with vacant properties.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:03:06 +0000 Lucas Willard 85709 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties NY A-G: Insurance Company Must Refund Students And Colleges http://wamc.org/post/ny-g-insurance-company-must-refund-students-and-colleges <p></p><p>New York officials say they've reached a settlement with Markel Insurance Co. that will result in $2.75 million in restitution to college students who were overcharged for insurance.</p><p>The Attorney General's office and Department of Financial Services say the health, accident and sports accident insurance plans resulted in nearly 3 million dollars in overcharges to about 22,000 students, including many attending SUNY schools.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:11:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 79123 at http://wamc.org NY A-G: Insurance Company Must Refund Students And Colleges Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show http://wamc.org/post/ex-us-rep-gabby-giffords-attends-ny-gun-show <p>Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited a gun show in New York over the weekend.</p><p>Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p><p>Giffords was there to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. It&#39;s part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:52:35 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75511 at http://wamc.org Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims http://wamc.org/post/trump-lawyer-denies-ny-ags-lawsuit-claims <p>Donald Trump's attorney is accusing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of trying to extort campaign contributions from the real estate mogul through his investigation of Trump University.</p><p>Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen tells The Associated Press that Schneiderman's lawsuit against Trump and Trump University filed Saturday is filled with falsehoods. Cohen says Trump and his university never defrauded anyone.</p><p>Cohen says Trump won't be extorted by anyone, including the attorney general.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:22:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72209 at http://wamc.org Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-settles-hudson-valley-gas-station-retailer <p>New York’s attorney general says he has reached a settlement with a Hudson Valley gas retailer in the wake of price-gouging allegations after Hurricane Sandy.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:14:02 +0000 Allison Dunne 69949 at http://wamc.org NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer NY AG Breaks Cigarette Trafficking Ring, Hints Terror Ties http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-breaks-cigarette-trafficking-ring-hints-terror-ties <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the indictment of 16 members of a criminal ring that flooded New York City, Albany County and Schenectady County with more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes illegally imported from Virginia.</p><p>A 12-month investigation entailed wiretaps, aerial and electronic surveillance... In announcing the arrests of 16 individuals, Attorney General Schnedierman proclaims that "today the streets of New York are safer..."&nbsp; The investigation, which has so far uncovered $55 million in illegal cigarette sales, is continuing.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:33:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 64859 at http://wamc.org NY AG Breaks Cigarette Trafficking Ring, Hints Terror Ties NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases http://wamc.org/post/nys-attorney-general-announces-post-sandy-price-gouging-cases <p>The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 01:52:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 63762 at http://wamc.org NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases A.G. Schneiderman Sees Fair Elections As Key To Scandal-Free Albany http://wamc.org/post/ag-schneiderman-sees-fair-elections-key-scandal-free-albany <p>New York's top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, spoke with WAMC about the recent corruption scandals in Albany and Wednesday's failed U.S. Senate vote on background checks for gun sales.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Brian Shields 62583 at http://wamc.org