Eric Schneiderman

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed the state Attorney General as a temporary special prosecutor to oversee cases where a civilian is killed by a police officer.

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Despite the arrest of the leaders of both houses of the legislature on corruption charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York state lawmakers said they have no plans to pass any additional ethics reforms this session.

It appears likely that a legislative session in which the Speaker of the Assembly and President of the Senate were both indicted will not end with any significant reforms. 

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Long Island is experiencing a spike in "zombie" homes—properties that are often abandoned after their owners receive a notice of foreclosure. They can fall into disrepair, reducing the values of surrounding property and serving as magnets for crime and vandalism.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is re-introducing legislation to combat the rise of abandoned properties. The bill is aimed at closing the gap of responsibility when a homeowner defaults.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against two law firms Wednesday, alleging they duped 2,700 homeowners out of hundreds of dollars a month in specious legal services.

The two firms have ads running frequently on late night TV claiming the government may have "satisfied in full" a homeowner's mortgage.

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Bank of America, the second largest U.S. bank, reached a record-breaking settlement totaling more than $16 billion dollars with federal and state prosecutors over alleged fraud that led to the financial collapse in 2008. The settlement was the work of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.

Back in 2012, President Obama said the State of the Union was getting stronger, the country was getting a foothold in the economic recovery, and he announced what would later be called the Residential Mortgage-backed Securities Working Group.

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