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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Rep. Jose Serrano, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others introduce a bill mandating kill switches in smartphones (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bronx Congressman Proposes Law Mandating ‘Kill Switches’ In Smartphones

Bronx Rep. Jose Serrano is proposing a federal law that would “essentially mandate what we’re seeking the manufacturers to do voluntarily,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday.

03/03/2014

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Unaffordable Housing Has Pushed Young Adults Out Of Wealthy Suburbs

The wealthy suburbs on Long Island and in Westchester County have been losing their young workforce at a dramatic rate, and advocates blamed a lack of affordable housing.

02/25/2014

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces settlement with fundraiser who bilked NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade of $1 million.(Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

AG Schneiderman: NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Fundraiser Misused $1M In Funds

According to the attorney general, Carlos Velasquez underreported how much he collected from sponsors, and misused funds that were meant for scholarships.

02/13/2014

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New York State, San Francisco Prosecutors Team Up To Probe Monster Energy Drink’s Marketing Tactics

The New York state attorney general and San Francisco city attorney have joined forces to investigate whether Monster Beverage Corp. is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children.

01/14/2014

De Blasio Swearing In

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As 109th Mayor Of New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City just after midnight New Year’s Day, in a small ceremony outside his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

Shopping Safety

Experts: Predators Are Targeting Shoppers In Stores And Online

Cyber Monday came in like a lion, and predators have been out trying to scam the throng of shoppers.

12/02/2013

A home destroyed by superstorm Sandy on the beach in Bell Harbor, Queens - Jan. 2, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Four Charities Agree To Accelerate Spending For Sandy Relief Efforts

Three other charities have agreed to a timetable for spending money still sitting in the bank on the storm’s anniversary. They are the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; Kids in Distressed Situations; and a foundation established by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

10/24/2013

Donald Trump

N.Y. Attorney General: ‘Trump University’ Did Not Deliver For Students

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Donald Trump Saturday, claiming that “Trump University” promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars.

08/24/2013

Lennox Seymour

Former Nursing Home Nurse Accused Of Beating Patient

A former nurse was indicted Wednesday on allegations that he punched and beat a disabled resident of the Bronx nursing home where he worked.

08/07/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Looting $2 Million From Charitable Donations

A Brooklyn man allegedly spent charitable donations intended for Israel on everything from his mortgage to dentist visits to video rentals, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

06/28/2013

David Sharp (credit: Image via CBS 2)

2 Caregivers Charged With Brutally Beating 88-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient

Two women charged with caring for elderly patients faced a Long Island judge Tuesday, accused of beating an 88-year-old man in his nursing home bed because he didn’t want to shower.

06/25/2013

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N.Y. Attorney General: Banks Dropped The Ball On Loan Modification Applications

The New York State Attorney General’s office has announced plans to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the terms of a $26 million mortgage settlement.

05/06/2013

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Program Set Up To Keep Sandy Victims Out Of Foreclosure

A new program has been helping Superstorm Sandy victims keep their homes out of foreclosure.

03/09/2013

FILE - Oxycodone Pills (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

AG: New York Psychiatrist Admits To Selling Painkillers To Drug Dealers

Dr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud.

03/01/2013

Sandra Kerr (credit: Handout/Attorney General's Office)

Bronx Nurse’s Aide Accused Of Abusing Elderly Alzheimer’s Patient

Sandra Kerr, 55, was charged with three counts of willful violation of the public health law and three counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Friday.

02/15/2013

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