NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of gas stations in New York City and the surrounding suburbs found to have price gouged customers following superstorm Sandy have paid up for the illegal practice, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.
“Most New Yorkers stepped up to the plate, small number didn’t. Those are the people we’re pursuing,” Schneiderman told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
Schneiderman said 25 stations have reached settlements and four others are currently being sued.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, one of the stations in the Bronx found to have price gouged its customers had its sign covered up Thursday as if in shame.
At others in Queens and Long Island, owners and employees were simply unwilling to discuss the matter.
“I don’t know what they said,” a gas station worker yelled at CBS 2’s Young. “Get that camera out of here!”