New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the State Attorney General looking into campaign spending and the state budget being held hostage over ethics proposals.

The New York attorney general's office says  Citibank has agreed to revise its screening of those seeking to open checking or savings accounts so applicants are not rejected for past isolated or minor banking errors. 

The changes effective mid-March involve bank policies governing use of ChexSystems, a database for analyzing applicants' banking history and protecting against fraud.

Authorities say screenings by ChexSystems and other reporting agencies more often filter lower-income applicants, forcing them to use high-cost services like check-cashing outlets.

NY AG Announces Settlement With Middletown Car Dealer

Jan 21, 2015

New York’s attorney general Tuesday announced a settlement with a Hudson Valley auto dealer over a fee.

NY AG Alleges Dentist Stole From Medicaid

Jan 9, 2015

A New York dentist has been arrested for allegedly filing false claims and stealing thousands of dollars from Medicaid.

A nurse has been charged for allegedly striking a resident in a Dutchess County nursing home.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a keynote speaker at a housing conference today in Orange County. He unveiled plans to extend a homeowner protection program.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will additionally fund the Homeowner Protection Program, or HOPP, up to $40 million, given the number of distressed homeowners still in need of the free housing counseling and legal services the program provides.

With election day approaching, Andrew Cuomo maintains his strong lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in the race for governor of New York. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a narrow winner four years ago, appears to be coasting to re-election against Bob Antonacci. But according to the latest poll,  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is losing ground to challenger John Cahill.

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New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.

The attorney general's office says the retailer launched a national sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs for $3, but consumers at 117 Wal-Mart stores in New York were routinely charged $3.50.

Investigators say some consumers who complained were falsely told the state has a "sugar tax." They say the markup of more than 16 percent violated state laws.

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The Republican challenger for New York attorney general is calling for incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman to break his silence on reports that the governor's office interfered with the corruption commission whose members were deputized by Schneiderman.

John Cahill, standing Monday outside the attorney general's office in Albany, says the deputies were obligated to report to the attorney general. He said Schneiderman hasn't said one word about the alleged interference or what he knew about it.

Cahill says New Yorkers deserve to know. 

NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh

Jul 25, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Republican candidate for New York state attorney general stopped in Orange County Thursday. He was in Newburgh to talk with local elected officials about what is needed to cut down on the city’s crime.

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