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New York News
4:58 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

NY AG Sues FedEx Over Cigarettes

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The New York state attorney general says FedEx Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers.  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made the allegation Monday.

The A.G.  announced the state has joined a federal lawsuit that New York City officials brought against the high-speed mail carrier in December.

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.

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Capital Region News
4:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty

New York State officials have announced guilty pleas by former Troy Housing authority employees.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom. DiNapoli announced that William Meissner and Roger Rosenthal, former Troy Housing Authority employees, pled guilty to defrauding the New York State Retirement System . Rosenthal retired from the Troy Housing Authority in 2005 and began collecting a full pension with the NYSRS, then went back to working as a supposed ‘consultant’ with the Authority, collecting more than $200,000 in a three-year period in addition to the pension. 

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New York News
5:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties

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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.

Attorney General Schneiderman joined local and state officials and housing advocates at the Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc. to announce two pieces of legislation aimed at aiding homeowners facing foreclosure and helping municipalities deal with vacant properties.

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New York News
11:11 am
Wed December 4, 2013

NY A-G: Insurance Company Must Refund Students And Colleges

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.

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.

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New York News
5:52 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show

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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited a gun show in New York over the weekend.

Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Giffords was there to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. It's part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.

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New York News
8:22 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims

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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.

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.

Cohen says Trump won't be extorted by anyone, including the attorney general.

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Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer

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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.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

NY AG Breaks Cigarette Trafficking Ring, Hints Terror Ties

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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.

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..."  The investigation, which has so far uncovered $55 million in illegal cigarette sales, is continuing.

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Hudson Valley News
9:52 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases

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.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

A.G. Schneiderman Sees Fair Elections As Key To Scandal-Free Albany

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.

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