Eric Schneiderman

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Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was known as a long-time champion of women’s rights. That’s why leaders of women’s groups are still trying to make sense of the allegations that he was a serial domestic violence abuser.  

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Solicitor General Barbara Underwood became acting attorney general on Tuesday, taking over for the disgraced Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after a New Yorker article detailed four women who accused him of numerous instances of physical violence. At the State Capitol today, many were stunned at the rapid demise of the once popular Democratic Attorney General, and began maneuvering to name a successor.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman is pressuring the future owners of Harvey Weinstein’s bankrupt company to pay victims who haven’t come forward yet. But finding someone to pay the potential legal damages has been fraught.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with 15 other Democratic attorneys general, are petitioning the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to keep up with investigations and not to weaken them.