Attorney General

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 7-11)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 7 to September 11, 2015 TOP HEADLINES Stopping Unlicensed Immigration Providers The Attorney General has shut down Entertainment Visa Consultant Company (EVC), resolving allegations that the company and its owner were providing unauthorized immigration-related services. EVC processed hundreds of temporary work visas for foreign entertainers, submitting these applications to […]

Loretta Lynch Confirmed As First Black Female US Attorney General

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President Barack Obama‘s next Attorney General was confirmed Thursday when the Senate finally voted for Loretta Lynch With a 56-43 vote, making her the first Black female Attorney General in United States history, Loretta Lynch was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General this past Thursday. Lynch will be sworn in on Monday after being stalled by […]

Attorney General Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Jan. 19-23)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS January 19 to January 23, 2015 TOP HEADLINES Holding Accountable Standard & Poor’s For Misleading Investors Following a joint investigation with the SEC and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Attorney General Schneiderman reached a settlement with Standard and Poor’s regarding false and misleading statements made by the credit rating agency in […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Dec. 15-19)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS December 15 to December 19,  2014 TOP HEADLINES Cracking Down On Prohibited Toy Guns When toy guns are mistaken for real guns, there can be tragic consequences. That’s why Attorney General Schneiderman sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart, and Sears, ordering to stop […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Nov. 24-28)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS November 24 to November 28,  2014 TOP HEADLINES Taking Action On Toxic Toys With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, Attorney General Schneiderman is taking action to keep New Yorkers safe from toxic toys and scams. This week, he was joined by consumer advocates and elected officials in […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Oct. 27-31)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS October 27 to October 31, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Arrests Oswego Couple Charged With Stealing From Elderly Veteran Attorney General Schneiderman announced felony charges against an Oswego County husband and wife accused of abusing power of attorney to steal over $200,000 from an 84-year-old woman, allegedly using the money to […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Oct. 20-24)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS October 20 to October 24, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Secures Murder Conviction In 1979 Buffalo Cold Case After a two-week trial and just three hours of jury deliberation, Attorney General Schneiderman announced the conviction of Michael Rodriguez for the 1979 murder of his estranged wife, Patricia Scinta Rodriguez, in Buffalo. […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter Oct. 13-17

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS October 13 to October 17, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Awards $2­­­­0M To Land Banks Across New York State Joined by elected officials and housing advocates in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo Attorney General Schneiderman announced $20 million in awards to 10 New York State land banks that are working to rebuild […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Oct. 6 – 10)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS October 6 to October 10, 2014 TOP HEADLINES   Schneiderman And Pennsylvania A.G. Kane Launch First Multistate Task Force To Combat Heroin Crisis In New York City, Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to announce the creation of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 29 to October 3, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman, Comptroller DiNapoli & U.S. Attorney Hartunian Announce Arrest And Indictment Of New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough In New York City, Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by Comptroller DiNapoli to detail the state and federal criminal charges against New York State […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Sept. 22-26)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 22 to September 26, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Secures Nearly $1 Million Settlement For Underpaid J.F.K. Airport Skycaps Joined by Public Advocate Tish James and members of union 32BJ SEIU, Attorney General Schneiderman announced his settlement with Alstate Maintenance LLC, a contractor operating at Terminal One of John F. […]

Eric Holder, The United States’ First Black Attorney General, Is Resigning

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Plans to focus on Ferguson during final days Eric Holder, the first ever African-American Attorney General, is resigning as per an NPR report. While very little reasoning was provided, Holder revealed that he discussed his plans with President Obama earlier this month, and will remain in office until the Senate can confirm his successor. Holder’s […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter Sept. 15-19

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 15 to September 19, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman And NYSP Superintendent D’Amico Take Down Two Major Narcotics Pipelines In Syracuse, Attorney General Schneiderman was joined by New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico and Syracuse Police Department Chief Frank Fowler to announce the indictment of 41 people – including […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (September 8-12)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS September 8 to September 12, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Tours Syracuse Gun Show Attorney General Schneiderman toured the Syracuse Gun Show, one of the largest in the state, to highlight the success of the show and the Model Gun Show Procedures developed by his office. These procedures, which all known […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (August 25-29)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS August 25 to August 29, 2014 TOP HEADLINES Schneiderman Secures Funding To Equip Officers In Finger Lakes And Southern Tier With Bulletproof Vests In Binghamton, Attorney General Schneiderman announced awards to law enforcement agencies in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier, through the Attorney General’s inVEST Partnership, a statewide program […]

AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (August 11 to 15)

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THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS August 11 to August 15, 2014 TOP HEADLINES   Schneiderman Reaches Agreement With Barneys New York To Address Discrimination Against Customers Attorney General Schneiderman secured an agreement with Barneys New York that will help ensure that customers, regardless of their race or ethnicity, have equal access to its stores throughout […]