Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Experts say these purported Ebola protection kits amount to a scam. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Warns Against Ebola Scams And Solicitations

New York’s attorney general is warning consumers about scammers preying on Ebola fears with fundraising scams claiming to benefit victims and dubious offers of so-called preparedness kits that claim to contain preventive medicines.

10/21/2014

The Airbnb website is displayed on a laptop on April 21, 2014.  (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AG Schneiderman: Most NYC Airbnb Listings Violate The Law

New York state’s attorney general says nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings offered by the short-term rental service Airbnb violate city or state laws.

10/16/2014

NYPD Officer Jose Urena is charged with insurance fraud. Prosecutors allege he filed multiple false claims and even staged an auto accident. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Officer Accused Of Staging Accident, Filing Multiple False Insurance Claims

An NYPD officer appeared before a judge Thursday on fraud charges, with investigators alleging that he repeatedly filed false insurance claims and even staged an accident.

10/02/2014

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Bank Seizes Roosevelt Woman’s Home After Falling Victim To Two Mortgage Frauds

A suburban Long Island woman says she is facing eviction from her home after falling victim to a mortgage fraud from two companies now under state investigation.

10/01/2014

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars after the shutdown of two orthodontic offices, including this one on Fordham Road in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dental Patients Seek Records, Lost Money After Offices Suddenly Close

A New York City dental business has suddenly closed, leaving patients scrambling to find a new orthodontist and a way to recoup thousands in lost money.

10/01/2014

Assemblyman William Scarborough Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Larceny, Filing False Campaign Documents

A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

10/01/2014

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L.I. Psychiatrist Accused Of Providing Illicit Anti-Anxiety, ADD Prescriptions

A Long Island psychiatrist was charged Tuesday with unlawfully selling prescriptions for Xanax, Ritalin and other controlled substances without any legitimate medical purpose.

09/23/2014

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NY Lawyer, Timothy Griffin, Charged With Stealing $1M From Clients

Griffiin, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

09/18/2014

Precious Pups in Calverton, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Dog Rescue Accused Of Selling Sick Dogs Fights To Remain Open

A Calverton no-kill dog rescue operation that is under investigation by the state attorney’s office is fighting to stay open in an attempt to prevent dozens of dogs from being euthanized.

08/26/2014

Precious Pups in Calverton, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Dog Rescue Accused Of Selling Sick Dogs

A court has ordered the Calverton dog rescue called Precious Pups to close its doors after complaints that neglected dogs were being rescued, then simply resold.

08/20/2014

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S.I. Cigar Importer Accused Of Failing To Pay Millions In Taxes

A Staten Island man whose company imports cigars into New York state was accused Tuesday of failing to pay more than $6.1 million in state taxes.

08/19/2014

Drawstring pants found at Harlem thrift store (CBS 2)

NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

NY Teachers’ Union Staying Out Of Governor’s Race

The union says Thursday it won’t endorse Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his liberal primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, Green Party hopeful Howie Hawkins or Republican Rob Astorino.

08/14/2014

In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014 A man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London. (Credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

17 Indicted In International Drug Ring Case In New York

According to officials, the substance known as khat was shipped to the United States through the United Kingdom, China, Holland and Belgium.

06/27/2014

A picture shows the Barclays Bank headquarters in Canary Wharf, east London, on May 8, 2014. (Photo credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

New York AG Files Lawsuit Against Barclays PLC Over Alleged Deceit

The allegations against Barclays were contained in a securities fraud lawsuit that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced at a Manhattan news conference Wednesday.

06/25/2014

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