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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is going to court to fight President Trump’s decision to end subsidies for low-income Americans who get their health care through the Affordable Care Act health exchanges.

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A new poll finds that New Yorkers do not think Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down. And they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction under President Donald Trump.  

Operation Wrecking Ball Marks The Sixth Bust Since AG Announced Crackdown On Violent Drug Traffickers In Suburban And Upstate NY – Taking A Total Of 265 Dealers Off The Streets
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced the indictment of 19 people charged with conspiring to transport large amounts of narcotics from New York City to the Capital Region, for distribution purposes.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached a $540,000 settlement with a Virginia-based retailer and financing firm that fraudulently charged hundreds of military members.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Wednesday announced the uncovering of a massive crime ring that targeted retail stores.

NY AG Updates Guidance For Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Mar 13, 2017
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has updated legal guidance for sanctuary jurisdictions. Two elected officials in the Hudson Valley say their cities welcome the update and have been using Schneiderman’s guidance.

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New York’s Eric Schneiderman and 10 other attorneys general have sent a letter to U.S. Senate leaders. The letter urges opposition to a bill that would eliminate states’ authority to protect waterways from ships’ polluted discharges, making it easier for non-native species to invade the Hudson River and Great Lakes.

In advance of expected changes in federal immigration enforcement practices and priorities under President Donald Trump, advocates fear millions of people could be affected. Steps are being taken at state and local levels to stay fears of roundups and mass deportations.

NY AG Recommends Fix To Restrictive Voting Laws

Dec 6, 2016
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New York's Attorney General has released a package of bills aimed at improving what he says is the state’s “arcane” and “ridiculous” voting laws that bar many potential voters from the ballot box.

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New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, stood with civil rights advocates Thursday, denouncing a rash of alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents that have occurred since the election of Donald Trump.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a new report shows New York is taking an important step in combatting gun violence.

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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.

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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.

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