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Eric T. Schneiderman

Dec 4, 2017

Schneiderman says 1 million fake comments sent to FCC

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says one million fake comments were submitted the Federal Communications Commission using stolen identities during the public comment period regarding net neutrality. Schneiderman on Monday called for a delay of the scheduled Dec. 14 vote on the issue and called on the FCC to cooperate with an investigation […]

Apr 2, 2014

AG reaches title loans agreement

Agreements have been reached with 10 businesses that will greatly limit the marketing of a type of payday loan, called title loans, to unsuspecting New Yorkers. “I applaud these companies for agreeing to stop obeying orders from predatory title-loan companies that take advantage of unsuspecting New Yorkers,” Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Tuesday in […]

Mar 31, 2014

AG sues FedEx over cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general said FedEx Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made the allegation Monday. He announced the state has joined a federal lawsuit that New York City officials brought against the high-speed […]

Oct 21, 2013

Commentary: A new model for background checks at gun shows

Our country has a problem with gun violence. It’s a problem for our cities and suburbs, churches and schools. Sadly, Americans have gotten used to watching massacres occur where we work and shop and where our children learn and play. With ever greater frequency, it seems, dangerous people with dangerous weapons are inflicting tragedy on […]

May 23, 2013

AG closes sham seizure-dog business

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday that his office has shut down a sham “seizure alert dog” business and banned its owner, Jon C. Sabin, from advertising or selling service dogs in the future. In a submission to the St. Lawrence County Supreme Court, Schneiderman established Sabin and his for-profit business, Seizure Alert Dogs […]

Mar 4, 2013

AG suing Indian cigarette dealers

The office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday filed a lawsuit against two companies for illegally selling contraband cigarettes without paying the required state excise taxes. The lawsuit, which is the result of an ongoing investigation into contraband cigarette sales across the state, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District […]

Dec 27, 2012

Attorney general unveils year-end review

The office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an end-of-the-year review detailing many of its accomplishments in areas including economic justice, public safety, taxpayer protection, public integrity, civil rights, labor enforcement and environmental protection. “Across every bureau, our office has worked diligently this year to restore New Yorkers’ faith in the public and [&h[...]

Nov 28, 2012

AG defends state gun laws

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that his office has won a major court victory in defense of New York state’s gun safety laws. In a unanimous decision in the case of Kachalsky, et al. v. County of Westchester et al, decided Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Jun 4, 2012

AG releases hiring tips for homeowners

Following action cracking down on unscrupulous home improvement contractors, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued tips to protect New Yorkers from unlawful contracting practices as the summer season begins. While in Plattsburgh on Saturday, Schneiderman announced the results of an investigation into 47 contractors for committing widespread violations of the law, including failure to [&[...]

May 31, 2012

New online tool promotes ‘open government’

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is launching “New York Open Government,” an expansion of his office’s Project Sunlight website. The new site ( helps voters, the media and government watchdogs hold state government accountable by providing the public with comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly information on campaign contributions, lobbying, and state contr[...]

May 31, 2012

Cocaine bust nabs 24 Western New Yorkers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced that 24 people were arrested on narcotics trafficking charges in connection with drug distribution networks in Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Genesee counties.   Two indictments are the result of an investigation known as “Operation Babcock,” run by Schneiderman’s Organized Crime Task Force and the New York State […]

Mar 22, 2012

AG reaches settlement with Baum firm

On Thursday, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office announced a $4 million settlement agreement with the nearly defunct Steven J. Baum PC law firm in Amherst and the firm’s processing center, Pillar Processing LLC. As part of the settlement agreement, Steven J. Baum and Baum firm managing attorney Brian Kumiega agreed not to […]

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