New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

WAMC News
6:40 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett Of The New York Daily News

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.

New York News
4:27 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Citibank To Modify Account Applicant Screening

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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:47 am
Wed January 21, 2015

NY AG Announces Settlement With Middletown Car Dealer

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

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Hudson Valley News
9:07 am
Fri January 9, 2015

NY AG Alleges Dentist Stole From Medicaid

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

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Hudson Valley News
7:34 am
Thu December 11, 2014

NYS AG: Nurse Allegedly Slapped Resident In Nursing Home

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

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

NYS AG Announces Expansion Of Homeowner Protection Program

Credit 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.

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New York News
12:48 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Siena Poll: Cuomo Up 29 Points, Schneiderman Loses Ground To Cahill

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 News
8:59 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

NY: Wal-Mart Levied Fictional 'Sugar Tax' On Soda

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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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New York News
5:02 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Political Foe Faults NY Attorney General's Silence

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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. 

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Hudson Valley News
2:35 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh

NYS Attorney General Candidate John Cahill (left) and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus
Credit 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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