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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Jan 6, 2015

AG seeking jail time for accused WNY snow plow scammer

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday announced his office has brought criminal contempt proceedings against Scott Romero, who is accused of scamming Western New York residents for snow removal services. Romero, the target of a 2011 lawsuit by Schneiderman for defrauding customers in the Buffalo area, is accused of violating a court order and […]

Dec 10, 2014

State settles with unlicensed Syracuse facility

The office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached a settlement with The Inn at Menorah Park in Syracuse. The settlement resolves an investigation which found the Inn had been operating as an unlicensed adult care facility. Adult care facilities may not operate without first obtaining an operating certificate from the state Department of […]

Sep 4, 2014

AG issues Labor Day report

On behalf of New York state’s workforce and in recognition of Labor Day, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman this week issued a Labor Day report containing highlights of his office’s labor enforcement work over the past three years. The Labor Day report, “Standing Up for Working New Yorkers,” features the results of an ongoing effort […]

Aug 22, 2014

Attorney general, opponent trade barbs

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was handed the unique opportunity to root out corruption in Albany and failed, said his Republican opponent. John P. Cahill, the Republican candidate in the race for state attorney general, called on Schneiderman to be more open on his and his office’s role in the anti-corruption Moreland Commission controversy during […]

Aug 5, 2014

Schneiderman hands out vest grants

Rochester Police Officer Luca Martini knows a bulletproof vest saved his life. He was shot three times with a .357 Magnum, once in the chest, while he and another officer were responding to a home invasion on Dec. 1, 2009, on Driving Park Avenue. The shot to the chest was stopped by a bulletproof vest. […]

Jan 15, 2014

State reaches settlement with ‘patent trolls’

A settlement has been reached with MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, a so-called “patent troll.” An investigation by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman focused on MPHJ’s use of deceptive and abusive tactics when it contacted hundreds of small and medium-sized New York businesses in an effort to strong-arm them into paying MPHJ for patent licenses of […]

Jan 3, 2014

AGs support enforcement against ‘straw purchases’

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is part of a coalition of states filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the authority of federal prosecutors to enforce the law against “straw purchase” arrangements in gun sales. In a “straw purchase,” a person buys guns for someone else, concealing the true buyer’s identity from […]

Nov 27, 2013

AG files brief to protect reproductive health

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is leading a coalition of more than a dozen states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Massachusetts law that creates a 35-foot buffer zone around reproductive health clinics. The zone can be crossed only by specified individuals, including those seeking to access the […]

Nov 15, 2013

Few stop-and-frisk cases lead to convictions

A new report, released Thursday by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, shows less than 1 percent of people stopped as part of the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program are convicted of a crime. In analyzing close to 150,000 arrests that resulted from approximately 2.4 million stops between 2009 and 2012, the report concludes […]

Oct 29, 2013

Court urged to strike same-sex marriage bans

Arguing that Nevada’s and Hawaii’s laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday joined a coalition of states in filing a brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The brief argues that the laws violate the 14th Amendment and should be struck down. “After the U.S. […]

Oct 8, 2013

AG issues health insurance warning

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer advisory encouraging New Yorkers to sign up for affordable health insurance now being offered through “New York State of Health,” the official marketplace created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to purchase health plans made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment for individual and family health insurance […]

Sep 30, 2013

State gun buyback program comes to Rochester

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was in town late last week to kick off a statewide gun buyback program to try to reduce gun violence. In exchange for guns with no questions asked, the attorney general issued cash debit cards in varying amounts. For instance, a $25 card was given for antique and non-working firearms, […]

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