Amid revelations that foreclosures around the country have been improperly processed, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up an investigation of the cottage industry that foreclosures have become in New York. Mr. Schneiderman’s office recently issued subpoenas to a law firm that has handled about 40 percent of all foreclosures in the state. The Read More
While Andrew Cuomo left open the possibility this afternoon that someone besides the Attorney General might defend last year’s law to count prisoners in their home districts against a Republican legal challenge, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and a few civil rights groups are helping make the case for Eric Schneiderman.
“We believe that Read More
A reader passes along the following invite from Upper West Side Congressman Jerrold Nadler for a fundraiser in June with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Nadler was an early endorser of Schneiderman’s attorney general campaign last year, and the two both hail from the Upper West Side. I haven’t heard any rumblings about Nadler running Read More
In the wake of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s most recent report that puts one of the reactors at Indian Point Energy Center at as the highest risk from earthquakes of all U.S. power plants, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission calling for more thorough safety checks of the facility. Schneiderman Read More
Park Slope: “Ever since a magnitude 8.9 earthquake destabilized the four-reactor Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant 6,611 miles away, there has been a run on potassium iodide tablets at the co-op.” [Matt Chaban]
Audio Montage: Obama, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Yoko Ono. [Jody Avirgan]
2012: Since video about Gifford’s shooting, Palin Read More
Andrew Cuomo has an ambitious agenda ahead of him. He wants to change the culture of Albany, get the state’s finances in order, restore New York to its former greatness, reform pensions and benefits, talk sense to pork-hungry state legislators and, who knows, perhaps position himself for greater things to come.
That’s a pretty impressive Read More
Political consultant Hank Morris was sentenced today to a prison term of sixteen months to four years without probation for his involvement in a pay-to-play kickback scheme while he served in the comptroller’s office.
Morris, who pleaded guilty to felony charges last November was caught when then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office launched an investigation into Read More
Eric Schneiderman announced today that his office has shut down two companies that are charged with defrauding Haitians affected by the 2010 earthquake.
The companies allegedly targeted Haitian nationals who had been affected by the earthquake, illegally providing them with fake immigration services and falsely promising them legal immigrant status. By misrepresenting a new law Read More
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $18 million settlement case against Medicaid Insurance Fraud, his first major settlement since taking office.
The case was against the state’s largest residential service provider, Young Adult Institute, and focused on the company’s financial filings over the past decade.
“Today’s announcement should send a clear message that we will Read More
“Who the hell’s idea was it for me to follow Schumer and Cuomo?” grumbled Alec Baldwin last night at the swearing-in ceremony for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “I told them I only agreed to come here if I went first.”
The 30 Rock star was standing at the podium inside the cavernous Great Hall at Shepard Read More