The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition to battle a surge in smartphone thefts.
A judge on Long Island found earlier this year that the Campaign Center and its owner, Garrett Morgan, knew they were defrauding people by collecting for the Coalition Against Breast Cancer.
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced the June 13 meeting with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers. The meeting will be held in Schneiderman’s New York City office.
Beginning Wednesday, any non-profits spending $10,000 or more must report the purpose of that spending.
One measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.
Two nursing home aides are accused of taking disturbing photos and videos of residents at multiple nursing homes on Long Island.
The probe will look into how Sandy contracts were awarded and how contractors performed.
New York state’s attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as “Apple picking,” or cellphone thefts.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said 29 gas stations have either reached settlements or are being sued for price gouging.
Colorado tight end Nick Kasa and other players said they were asked about their sexual orientation, but did not identify by which teams or what questions they asked. The NFL’s investigation found no such improper questioning.
The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.
Dr. David Brizer, 60, pleaded guilty to felony drug sale, drug possession and conspiracy charges as well as tax fraud.
Dr. David Brizer pleaded not guilty to the charges in Rockland County Court and remains free on bail. If convicted, Brizer could face up to seven years in prison.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office announced the arrest of 16 people who allegedly staged six “accidents” to get insurance money. They allegedly crashed into buses, livery cabs and cars they rented, and then acted like they were hurt.
Officials from Connecticut and beyond are expressing their shock and horror.
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