New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday revealed indictments against 20 alleged members and associates of a Troy-based gang (including an ex-Watervliet police officer) on charges they operated a high-volume drug trafficking ring.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

District Attorneys across New York are bristling at state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's new authority to investigate police killings of civilians.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has authorized local prosecutors to start investigations when police kill unarmed civilians but prohibits them from giving immunity to any witnesses.

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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