Eric Schneiderman

A "zombie property" in Mount Vernon, N.Y. (credit: Mount Vernon City Councilman Rich Thomas)

NY Regulators Say 11 Lenders To Monitor Vacant Properties

The banks, mortgage companies and credit unions represent nearly 70 percent of the New York market and will adopt practices to limit the damage from so-called “zombie properties.”

05/18/2015

A home is torn down in Miller Place, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Schneiderman Pushes For ‘Zombie Homes’ Bill On Long Island

It would require lenders to take responsibility for properties soon after they are vacated, not at the end of a foreclosure process.

05/07/2015

A man walks past a GNC store in New York City on March 30, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Attorney General, GNC Reach Deal Over Herbal Supplements

Under the deal, GNC has agreed to better labeling and DNA testing on all active ingredients.

03/30/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces the indictments of 13 people in an alleged heroin ring on March 26, 2015. (credit: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office)

Authorities: Heroin Ring Used Metro-North Trains, Greyhound Bus

The group’s purported kingpin, Brian Bacon, 52, had his son, Tamar Dillard, 37, use trains to transport heroin from Harlem to Newburgh, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

03/26/2015

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Report: Radio Shack To Sell Customers’ Personal Information In Bankruptcy Sale

A report says Radio Shack is ready to auction off customer information as part of its bankruptcy sale.

03/25/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

Schneiderman: Ban Outside Income For State Lawmakers

Cuomo has proposed strengthening outside income reporting but no outright ban.

03/17/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces a settlement with credit reporting agencies March 9, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond?WCBS 880)

Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier Under New Rules

The Monday announcement by the agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — comes after months of negotiations between the companies and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

03/09/2015

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NY Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Stealing Nearly $2M From Staten Island Cemetery

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday that Timothy Griffin will be sentenced to three to nine years in prison on the grand larceny charge.

02/04/2015

A flooded Brooklyn Battery park Tunnel October 30, 2012 as New Yorkers  clean up the morning after Hurricane Sandy's landfall. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Source To CBS2: Contractors Under Investigation For Allegedly Cheating Sandy Victims

Claims have surfaced that government contractors have been making up documents to cheat victims of Superstorm Sandy.

01/23/2015

FILE - A checkout keypad is seen at a Sears store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Schneiderman Proposes Tougher Data Security Law

New York’s data security law is weak and should be overhauled to require businesses to protect the personal information of consumers and employees, the state’s top law enforcement official said Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Facebook Launches AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Children

Facebook users will soon receive AMBER Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

01/13/2015

Tax preparer Robert Van Zandt, 70, was sentenced to up to 11 years in prison on Monday, Jan. 5, after admitting to a Ponzi scheme. (Credit: Handout)

Bronx Tax Preparer Gets Up To 11 Years For Stealing $4.8 Million In Ponzi Scheme

The victims of tax preparer Robert Van Zandt said they trusted him with their live savings for decades, but he stole millions of dollars and left them broke.

01/05/2015

Air Warriors Range Master Extreme Dart Blaster toy gun sold at Walmart (Walmart.com)

AG Eric Schneiderman Seeks Toy Gun Ban In New York

Schneiderman’s office announced Thursday that letters were sent to Walmart, Amazon, Kmart and Sears telling them to follow a state law intended to ensure that toy guns aren’t mistaken for the real thing.

12/18/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Says He Will Offer Justice Reform Package

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to propose reforms to the justice system in response to the police custody death of Eric Garner.

12/11/2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Getty Images)

NY Attorney General Schneiderman Asks Cuomo To Probe Deaths By Police

New York state’s attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.

12/08/2014

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