Eric Schneiderman

DraftKings And Fan Duel To Stop Taking Paid Bets In NYS

Mar 21, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and Fan Duel have agreed to stop doing business in New York.

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It was a year ago today that a grand jury on Staten Island declined to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for putting Eric Garner into a chokehold that led to his death. Garner’s daughter Erica said she believes that has led to more police brutality.

"When Daniel Pantaleo was not indicted it set the tone for so many officers across the country that they can kill us and get away with it" she said.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating Exxon Mobil after allegations that the company funded misinformation about climate change.

Schneiderman is asking for financial records and emails in order to find out if Exxon lied about the link between hydrocarbons and climate change. Under New York law a company can be prosecuted for lying to investors even if the deceit was unintentional.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he’s made a decision to stay out of politics for now, due to a climate of corruption, and ongoing investigations by his office.

The state's attorney general on Tuesday sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees, saying they "may have gained an unfair, financial advantage in a contest known as Daily Fantasy Football."

The letters were prompted by media reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to valuable company data before winning second place in a FanDuel contest. The incident has been likened to insider trading.

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