eric schneiderman http://wamc.org en Schneiderman Backs Claims For Wrongful Convictions http://wamc.org/post/schneiderman-backs-claims-wrongful-convictions <p></p><p></p><p>Schneiderman Backs Claims For Wrongful Convictions</p><p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing revisions.</p><p>Schneidman plans to detail the proposal Wednesday at John&nbsp;Jay&nbsp;College of Criminal Justice.</p><p>His legislation would amend current law to clarify that a person who falsely confessed or pleaded guilty may remain eligible to pursue a claim.</p><p>The law now requires showing the person "did not by his own conduct cause or bring about his conviction."</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:17:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84149 at http://wamc.org Schneiderman Backs Claims For Wrongful Convictions NY AG: 3,000 Birds Rescued In Cockfighting Bust http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-3000-birds-rescued-cockfighting-bust <p>New York's attorney general says more than 3,000 birds were rescued in a three-county cockfighting takedown that resulted in nine felony arrests.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called this weekend's bust the largest rescue of fighting roosters in New York history. He said at one event, 70 people were taken into custody.</p><p>Schneiderman says the gamecocks were bred, trained and administered performance-enhancing drugs, had razor-sharp gaffs attached in place of their spurs and were locked in pens to be wagered on.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:20:52 +0000 Jaired Crofut 83531 at http://wamc.org NY AG: 3,000 Birds Rescued In Cockfighting Bust NY Officials Agree On JPMorgan Settlement Funds http://wamc.org/post/ny-officials-agree-jpmorgan-settlement-funds <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have agreed to spend the first $163 million dollars from New York's share of the national settlement with JPMorgan on mortgage relief and housing programs this year.</p><p>The first installment of the state's $613 million share will be divided, with $81.5 million going to the state's general fund and earmarked for use by New York's two housing agencies.</p><p>Officials say the other $81.5 million this year will be used by the attorney general's office for mortgage relief.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:24:38 +0000 Jaired Crofut 82258 at http://wamc.org NY Officials Agree On JPMorgan Settlement Funds NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall http://wamc.org/post/nyc-mayor-de-blasio-takes-formal-oath-city-hall <p>New York's new mayor, Bill de&nbsp;Blasio, has taken the oath of office at a City Hall ceremony.</p><p>He was formally sworn in Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton as the city's 109th mayor.</p><p>De&nbsp;Blasio is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.</p><p>He officially took over as mayor after a ceremony in his Brooklyn home minutes after midnight.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:47:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81040 at http://wamc.org NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. http://wamc.org/post/bill-de-blasio-sworn-109th-mayor-nyc <p>Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.</p><p>He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.</p><p>He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.</p><p>The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:06:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80995 at http://wamc.org Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC. Member: Corruption Commission Didn't Probe Cuomo http://wamc.org/post/member-corruption-commission-didnt-probe-cuomo <p>A member of the commission charged with rooting out corruption in Albany says in a television interview that the panel never investigated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the men who appointed its members.</p><p>Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney told YNN's "Capital Tonight" that she wouldn't "pretend" that the commissioners would investigate either Democrat.</p><p>The Republican says there were no conversations within the commission about doing such probes.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:03:58 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79102 at http://wamc.org Member: Corruption Commission Didn't Probe Cuomo NY To Receive $1B In JPMorgan Settlement http://wamc.org/post/ny-receive-1b-jpmorgan-settlement-0 <p>New York State is set to receive $1 Billion after JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. agreed to pay $13 billion dollars in a landmark settlement for activities that prosecutors say were "symptomatic of the recklessness on Wall Street."</p><p>JPMorgan was among the major banks that sold mortgage-backed securities that plunged in value when the housing market collapsed in 2006 and 2007. Those losses triggered a financial crisis that pushed the economy into the worst recession since the 1930's.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:45:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78185 at http://wamc.org NY To Receive $1B In JPMorgan Settlement AG: Give Vet Tax Break To Active Duty Families http://wamc.org/post/ag-give-vet-tax-break-active-duty-families <p>A lucrative property tax break for veterans could be extended to New York families with a member on active duty.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s proposing the legislation.</p><p>“In my office, we are renewing our effort to ensure that at least in the state of New York that we deliver for those who protect us. While they are overseas protecting our rights, we have to protect their rights at home,” Schneiderman said.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:08:35 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77334 at http://wamc.org AG: Give Vet Tax Break To Active Duty Families Buffalo Judge To Rule On Release Of Attica Papers http://wamc.org/post/buffalo-judge-rule-release-attica-papers <p>The New York attorney general's request to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison has been assigned to a judge in Buffalo.</p><p>According to court officials, the case is before state Supreme Court Justice Patrick NeMoyer, a former Erie County attorney and federal prosecutor in western New York.</p><p>Eric Schneiderman seeks sealed volumes of the 1975 Meyer Commission Report in an effort to reveal the fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and answer the questions of families whose loved ones died.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76967 at http://wamc.org Buffalo Judge To Rule On Release Of Attica Papers NY To Judge: Unseal Documents On '71 Attica Riot http://wamc.org/post/ny-judge-unseal-documents-71-attica-riot <p>New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to unseal documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison, the nation's bloodiest inmate rebellion.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants the court in Wyoming County to open hundreds of detailed pages about the five September days when inmates took control of the maximum-security prison in rural western New York until state troopers and guards stormed the facility.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:39:03 +0000 Jaired Crofut 76445 at http://wamc.org NY To Judge: Unseal Documents On '71 Attica Riot