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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.

Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show

Oct 14, 2013
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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.

Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims

Aug 26, 2013
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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.

NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer

Jul 24, 2013
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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 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.

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.

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.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a former Democratic member of the state Senate. They discuss the Defense of Marriage Act, gun control regulations, hydrofracking, and the new power-sharing coalition in the Senate.

In this Capitol Connection web extra, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman looks back on another year in office. The full interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock airs Friday night at 10:30 and Saturday at 1.

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