Eric Schneiderman

Ruben Wills' booking photo (credit: Handout)

Queens Councilman Ruben Wills Arrested In Corruption Probe

An indictment unsealed in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday charges Wills, a Democrat, with a dozen crimes. They include scheme to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.

05/07/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is Wall Street Rigged? New Report Looks At High-Frequency Trading

Best-selling author Michael Lewis told “60 Minutes” that super fast, computerized stock trading now controls more than half the market and raises the costs of stocks for everyday investors.

03/31/2014

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

Schneiderman: Marketwired To Stop Selling Info To High-Frequency Traders

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Marketwired has agreed to stop selling to high-frequency traders direct feeds of the information it distributes for clients.

03/19/2014

A man named Ben, who chose not to give his last name, dressed as Ronald McDonald, participates in a rally in New York City on March 18, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Fast Food Advocates Rally Against ‘Wage Theft’ As Schneiderman Announces McDonald’s Settlement

On the same day protesters gathered at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide to accuse the fast food giant of “wage theft,” New York’s attorney general announced that one of the chain’s franchise owners has agreed to a settlement.

03/18/2014

Packs of cigarettes are displayed on a shelf at a CVS store on Feb. 6, 2014, in Greenbrae, California. CVS Caremark has announced it will no longer sell tobacco products. (credit: Getty Images)

28 States Ask Major Pharmacy Chains To End Tobacco Sales

They have written to the chief executives of Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger, urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

03/17/2014

Suspect arrested for scheming to defraud the government outside 184th Street Pharmacy in the Bronx, March 11, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

3 Men Arrested For Running Alleged Illegal Prescription Buyback Scheme In Bronx

Investigators said the suspects would pay HIV patients if the pharmacy didn’t fill their prescriptions. The suspects allegedly billed government health plans anyway, raking it almost $10 million in a single year, authorities said.

03/11/2014

Someone surfs Facebook (Credit: Getty Images)

Facebook, Instagram To Remove Posts Promoting Illegal Gun Sales

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been asking Facebook to adopt such restrictions, as have Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action.

03/05/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Schneiderman Seeks To Facilitate Lawsuits By Wrongful Convicts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed revisions in state law, so that more people wrongfully convicted of crimes bring damage claims against the state.

02/18/2014

ASPCA workers recover hens during a cockfighting raid in Plattekill, N.Y. (credit: ASPCA)

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: More Cockfighting Arrests Possible

Schneiderman’s office rescued 6,000 birds and made nine felony arrests following raids in Queens, Brooklyn and Ulster County.

02/10/2014

Miss Harper (credit: Nassau County SPCA)

Vet Tech Among 3 Arrested, Charged With Cutting Off Ears, Leg Of Pit Bull Puppy On L.I.

Miss Harper, now 7 months old, had her ears cut off and a hind leg amputated. She had a number of infections when she was brought in in September.

02/05/2014

Authorities announce arrests in a Super Bowl sex and drug ring in New York City on Jan. 30, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials: Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests In NYC

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD.

01/30/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target: Breach Affected Millions More Customers

Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

01/10/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York Attorney General Schneiderman Warns Against Price Gouging

Schneiderman wrote to the vendors, reminding them that General Business Law prohibits increasing the costs of essential items and services during natural disasters or other events that disrupt the market.

01/02/2014

Bill de Blasio (R) is sworn in as New York City Mayor by former US President Bill Clinton (L) on the steps of City Hall in Lower Manhattan January 1, 2014. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Formal Oath At City Hall

Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.

01/01/2014

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