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New York News
8:17 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Schneiderman Backs Claims For Wrongful Convictions

Schneiderman Backs Claims For Wrongful Convictions

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing revisions.

Schneidman plans to detail the proposal Wednesday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

His legislation would amend current law to clarify that a person who falsely confessed or pleaded guilty may remain eligible to pursue a claim.

The law now requires showing the person "did not by his own conduct cause or bring about his conviction."

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8:20 am
Mon February 10, 2014

NY AG: 3,000 Birds Rescued In Cockfighting Bust

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New York's attorney general says more than 3,000 birds were rescued in a three-county cockfighting takedown that resulted in nine felony arrests.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called this weekend's bust the largest rescue of fighting roosters in New York history. He said at one event, 70 people were taken into custody.

Schneiderman says the gamecocks were bred, trained and administered performance-enhancing drugs, had razor-sharp gaffs attached in place of their spurs and were locked in pens to be wagered on.

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New York News
8:24 am
Tue January 21, 2014

NY Officials Agree On JPMorgan Settlement Funds


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have agreed to spend the first $163 million dollars from New York's share of the national settlement with JPMorgan on mortgage relief and housing programs this year.

The first installment of the state's $613 million share will be divided, with $81.5 million going to the state's general fund and earmarked for use by New York's two housing agencies.

Officials say the other $81.5 million this year will be used by the attorney general's office for mortgage relief.

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New York News
8:47 am
Thu January 2, 2014

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

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New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has taken the oath of office at a City Hall ceremony.

He was formally sworn in Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton as the city's 109th mayor.

De Blasio is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He officially took over as mayor after a ceremony in his Brooklyn home minutes after midnight.

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New York News
6:06 am
Wed January 1, 2014

Bill De Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of NYC.

Bill de Blasio has been sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City.

He is the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades and vows to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city.

He took the oath of office in a small ceremony in his Brooklyn home Wednesday, minutes after midnight.

The 52-year-old de Blasio was joined by his wife and their two teenage children. The oath was delivered by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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New York News
6:03 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Member: Corruption Commission Didn't Probe Cuomo

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A member of the commission charged with rooting out corruption in Albany says in a television interview that the panel never investigated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo or Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the men who appointed its members.

Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney told YNN's "Capital Tonight" that she wouldn't "pretend" that the commissioners would investigate either Democrat.

The Republican says there were no conversations within the commission about doing such probes.

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New York News
7:45 am
Wed November 20, 2013

NY To Receive $1B In JPMorgan Settlement

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New York State is set to receive $1 Billion after JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $13 billion dollars in a landmark settlement for activities that prosecutors say were "symptomatic of the recklessness on Wall Street."

JPMorgan was among the major banks that sold mortgage-backed securities that plunged in value when the housing market collapsed in 2006 and 2007. Those losses triggered a financial crisis that pushed the economy into the worst recession since the 1930's.

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New York News
8:08 am
Fri November 8, 2013

AG: Give Vet Tax Break To Active Duty Families

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A lucrative property tax break for veterans could be extended to New York families with a member on active duty.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s proposing the legislation.

“In my office, we are renewing our effort to ensure that at least in the state of New York that we deliver for those who protect us. While they are overseas protecting our rights, we have to protect their rights at home,” Schneiderman said.

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New York News
8:13 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Buffalo Judge To Rule On Release Of Attica Papers

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The New York attorney general's request to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison has been assigned to a judge in Buffalo.

According to court officials, the case is before state Supreme Court Justice Patrick NeMoyer, a former Erie County attorney and federal prosecutor in western New York.

Eric Schneiderman seeks sealed volumes of the 1975 Meyer Commission Report in an effort to reveal the fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and answer the questions of families whose loved ones died.

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New York News
6:39 am
Mon October 28, 2013

NY To Judge: Unseal Documents On '71 Attica Riot


New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to unseal documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison, the nation's bloodiest inmate rebellion.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants the court in Wyoming County to open hundreds of detailed pages about the five September days when inmates took control of the maximum-security prison in rural western New York until state troopers and guards stormed the facility.

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