Eric Schneiderman

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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

New York state Attorney General and other officials hold a news conference in Manhattan. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

NY Attorney General Cautions About Holiday Charity Donations

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cautioned that you should not give to anyone who calls them.

12/01/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman warned parents to be on the lookout for toxic toys this holiday shopping season. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Schneiderman Warns Holiday Shoppers To Be Cautious About Toys, Personal Info

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to retailers reminding them of their legal obligation to ensure the safety of the toys they sell.

11/25/2014

FILE -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group displays some toys it deemed toxic or liable to cause choking  in November 2013. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Tips To Avoid Hazardous Toys 

Recommendations issued by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Nov. 25, 2014: Just because a toy or any other consumer product is being sold in a reputable store does not necessarily mean that […]

11/25/2014

Art Hurme says he was scammed for $3,000. (credit: CBS2)

NY Officials Taking Proactive Approach To Combat ‘Granny Scams’

Prosecutors in New York have launched a campaign where grandkids are being enlisted as virtual fraud fighters.

11/19/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his victory speech after winning reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Wins 2nd Term, Becomes 1st Democratic Gov. Since His Father To Win Re-Election In NY

A victory by Cuomo over Astorino would make him the first Democratic governor since his father, Mario Cuomo, to win re-election in New York.

11/04/2014

The Citigroup Center in Midtown Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Citigroup Returning $16M In Advisory Fee Deal With Attorney General

A Citigroup unit has reached an agreement with the state of New York to return almost $16 million to more than 31,000 customers across the country who were charged higher advisory fees than they negotiated.

10/09/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Campaigns For Attorney General Eric Schneiderman At Brooklyn Church

Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped by the Bridge Street AME Church in Brooklyn Sunday to sing the praises of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

10/05/2014

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