New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman http://wamc.org en NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh http://wamc.org/post/nys-ag-candidate-discusses-crime-newburgh <p></p><p>The Republican candidate for New York state attorney general stopped in Orange County Thursday. He was in Newburgh to talk with local elected officials about what is needed to cut down on the city’s crime.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:35:04 +0000 Allison Dunne 95687 at http://wamc.org NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh Court Injunction Halts Buffalo Debt Collectors http://wamc.org/post/court-injunction-halts-buffalo-debt-collectors <p>A federal judge has ordered Buffalo-based debt collectors to stop telling borrowers they face prison for check fraud and making other false threats.&nbsp;</p><p>The injunction, sought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Federal Trade Commission, freezes assets of the collection operation and gives temporary control to a court-appointed receiver.</p><p>The defendants agreed to the injunction without admitting wrongdoing.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:47 +0000 Dave Lucas 95364 at http://wamc.org Court Injunction Halts Buffalo Debt Collectors NY Officials Propose Contraceptives Bill http://wamc.org/post/ny-officials-propose-contraceptives-bill <p>New York's attorney general and a top state lawmaker are proposing a measure to help continue insurance coverage for contraceptives despite recent the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that businesses with religious objections can opt out of paying for birth control in their employee health plans.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:31:28 +0000 Dave Lucas 95111 at http://wamc.org NY Officials Propose Contraceptives Bill NY AG Schneiderman: Google And Microsoft Phones Will Ship With Kill Switch Technology http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-google-and-microsoft-phones-will-ship-kill-switch-technology <p>Apple added what’s known as a "kill switch" to iPhones last September. Authorities say that has sharply reduced robberies and thefts of the popular smartphone. Now,&nbsp;Microsoft and Google will a kill switch to their smartphone operating systems.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:47:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 93101 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman: Google And Microsoft Phones Will Ship With Kill Switch Technology NY AG 2014 Campaign Underway http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-2014-campaign-underway <p>Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein have weighed in on the race for New York State Attorney General.</p><p>While McCoy and Hein's endorsements Thursday of a fellow Democrat came as no surprise,&nbsp;a Siena College poll released in April found that 53 percent had no opinion of sitting first-term Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leaving the door open to a challenge.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 92473 at http://wamc.org NY AG 2014 Campaign Underway NY AG Settles Lawsuit With Net Lenders http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-settles-lawsuit-net-lenders <p></p><p>State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says New Yorkers charged illegally high interest rates by three Internet lenders his office sued last year can file refund claims.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:00:55 +0000 Dave Lucas 90878 at http://wamc.org NY AG Settles Lawsuit With Net Lenders 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 Opinions On Unsealing Attica Report http://wamc.org/post/opinions-unsealing-attica-report <p></p><p></p><p>There are plenty of opinions as to whether a New York judge should open two remaining volumes from an investigation into the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica_Prison_riot" target="_blank">1971 Attica prison riot</a> and its aftermath.</p><p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in October asked the state Supreme Court to unseal the documents. A decision is expected later this year.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:20:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84804 at http://wamc.org Opinions On Unsealing Attica Report Officials: Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests In NYC http://wamc.org/post/officials-super-bowl-sex-drug-arrests-nyc <p></p><p></p><p>Officials say 18 people are being rounded up in New York City on allegations they sold "party packs" of cocaine and sex to high-end clients and texted them to advertise ahead of this week's Super Bowl festivities.</p><p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office says the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by state and city authorities. The suspects are being arrested and brought to a Manhattan police precinct for arraignment Thursday morning.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:51:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 82929 at http://wamc.org Officials: Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests In NYC Joint Response Is Planned To Anti-Semitism Allegations In A HV School District http://wamc.org/post/joint-response-planned-anti-semitism-allegations-hv-school-district <p>A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:47:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 77454 at http://wamc.org