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The New York attorney general's office has ordered the Trump Foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn't registered to do so.

The New York attorney general's office plans to operate a complaint hotline to address voter problems in Tuesday's congressional primaries.

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The state attorney general has opened an investigation into New York City's Board of Elections and complaints about voting irregularities in Tuesday's primaries.

County Department Head Pleads Guilty To Stealing Funds

Feb 23, 2016

The former director of the Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs has pleaded guilty to stealing cash from her department.


New York's attorney general has announced agreements with Direct Laboratories LLC and Laboratory Corporation of America to stop them from enabling New Yorkers to undergo lab tests without a licensed medical provider involved as required by state law.

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New York's attorney general has ordered the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. In letters sent to the companies, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office had concluded that the daily contests promoted like a lottery are essentially games of chance, not skill.


An official familiar with the investigations says New York's attorney general is examining statements by Exxon Mobil and Peabody Energy to determine whether they deceived investors about climate-change causes and impacts.

Schneiderman To Sit Out Politics For Now

Oct 23, 2015
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s made a decision to stay out of politics for now, due to a climate of corruption and ongoing investigations by his office.

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New York's attorney general says he's using his new power as special prosecutor to investigate the death of a mother of eight last week in a police holding cell.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed the state attorney general as a temporary special prosecutor to over see cases where a civilian is killed by a police officer.

Cuomo, saying there is a “crisis of confidence” in the criminal justice system, signed an executive order to have the state’s attorney general take over from the local District Attorney any time an unarmed civilian is killed in an encounter with police, and there are questions about what happened.

It may be three years until the next statewide election, but potential candidates are already staking out their positions. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman both say they are content with their jobs, and would like to keep them longer.


New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Assemblyman William Scarborough’s expected decision to plead guilty to illegally claiming over $40,000 in travel expenses is “the right thing to do.”

Schneiderman’s office, along with the State Comptroller, originally launched the investigation that led to the charges by the U.S. Attorney for New York’s Northern district.

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GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over its Herbal Plus products.

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New York's attorney general reports that for-profit telemarketers operating in the state have been keeping more than half of the funds they raised on behalf of charities, although the percentage has declined overall.

The report released Wednesday shows that telemarketers in 2013 raised more than $302 million, up 20 percent from a year earlier, and kept about $156 million.

About 48 percent, or $146.5 million, has gone to the charities' missions.

That share is up from 2012 when only 37 percent of the money went to the charities.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

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There are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person.  Senate Democrats are the latest to ask for immediate action in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and other recent incidents.

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 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has defeated the former chief of staff for the state's last Republican governor to hold onto his job as the state's top lawyer.

  The race for Attorney General is the closest of all the statewide contests.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes,  while his opponent, John Cahill says  the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.  

Schneiderman: Moreland Commssion Was Governor's Show

Oct 29, 2014

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in his most extensive comments to date on the controversial Moreland Commission on anti-corruption, which is now under federal investigation, says his opponent is wrongly trying to score “cheap political points” by pressing the issue.

  The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing TV ads and is making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman’s role in a controversial ethics commission.

Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill has made several stops around the state in recent days, focusing on the controversial Moreland Commission.

Cahill says there are unanswered questions about how deeply involved the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, was with the commission. The commissions’s actions are now under federal investigation.

Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to regulate such products as electronic cigarettes, 29 attorneys general, including from New York and New England, are calling for more stringent regulations.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schiederman today announced a new round of funding to improve communities across New York by restoring or demolishing vacant properties.

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The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with a major bookseller to strengthen protections for mothers who breastfeed in its stores.

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New York has a hotline to help voters cast their ballots during the Tuesday's federal primary elections.

The New York attorney general has settled investigations of two debt collectors with civil penalties and agreements they stop pursuing default judgments on claims that are legally too old to collect.

New York's statute of limitations to collect is generally six years.

Authorities say nearly 3,000 improper judgments for about $16 million will be vacated.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Guilderland Police Department headquarters today to announce the first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which will provide 39 law-enforcement agencies across the state with funds to equip their officers with naloxone and train them to use the life-saving heroin antidote.

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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.

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 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.

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.