New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman http://wamc.org en 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 Prescription Drug Trafficking Ring Leader Is Sentenced http://wamc.org/post/prescription-drug-trafficking-ring-leader-sentenced <p>The leader of a prescription drug trafficking ring in New York City and two counties in the Hudson Valley has been sentenced.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:20:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 69367 at http://wamc.org Prescription Drug Trafficking Ring Leader Is Sentenced NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy http://wamc.org/post/nys-attorney-general-settles-additional-gas-stations-after-sandy <p>The New York State attorney general has settled with five gas stations, including three in the Hudson Valley, over price gouging allegations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 02:40:11 +0000 Allison Dunne 65780 at http://wamc.org NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy NY AG Wants Industry's Help in Cracking Down On Smartphone Thefts http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-wants-industrys-help-cracking-down-smartphone-thefts <p></p><p>New York’s attorney general is calling on the four major makers of smartphones and the systems that run on the phones to do more to protect consumers from cell-phone thefts. He says in too many cases, the thefts are violent.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:26:22 +0000 Allison Dunne 64587 at http://wamc.org NY AG Wants Industry's Help in Cracking Down On Smartphone Thefts