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GOP Attorney General candidate is Pataki law partner

Republicans have chosen their candidate for Attorney General. John Cahill is a former top aide to Gov. George Pataki. Cahill has been in private practice with former Gov. Pataki for the past seven years. Cahill says he's running because he misses public service, and because he believes the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, has not been effective.  Go to full article
Scammers are posing as Microsoft representatives. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonz/2684705796/">Ton Zijlstra</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Scammers are posing as Microsoft representatives. Photo: Ton Zijlstra, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

AG warning New Yorkers about Microsoft scam

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is issuing a warning that scam artists posing as Microsoft representatives are targeting New Yorkers for credit card information.

The thieves contact people by phone and try to talk them into giving remote access to their computers, claiming that they have a virus. Victims are then asked for credit card, bank or PayPal account information.  Go to full article
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: NYS
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: NYS

Schneiderman backs claims for wrongful convictions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing revisions in state law to let more people wrongfully convicted of crimes bring damage claims against the state.

Schneidman plans to detail the proposal Wednesday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Go to full article
This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law.

Obama announces mortgage crisis investigation unit

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will lead a new mortgage crisis investigation unit, announced by President Obama in his state of the union last night.

The special unit will investigate wrongdoing by banks related to real estate lending, and how that contributed to the financial collapse and the mortgage crisis.  Go to full article
The company promises loans regardless of credit history, but fails to provide any services once the victim has wired money.

State Attorney General issues fraud alert in Watertown

The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued an alert about a phone scam targeting residents of Watertown. A spokesman says three victims so far have contacted the office and have each lost between $300 and $700 to the scam. Joanna Richards reports.  Go to full article

Former Cape Vincent Town Clerk indicted, arrested

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today the indictment and arrest of former Cape Vincent Town Clerk Jeri Mason, on charges that she stole up to $50,000 from the town.  Go to full article
I'm glad these scam artists were shut down before they could do this to anyone else.

AG settles Watertown soldier scam

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Watertown yesterday to announce a $3.5 million settlement in a scam targeting soldiers with the sale of electronics. Soldiers who still owe money to the company will be relieved of their debts and have their credit histories repaired.

But those who already paid lost thousands of dollars to the scam. About 1,000 soldiers were affected. Joanna Richards was there and has this report.  Go to full article
We need to protect our statute against this unconstitutional federal law that really seeks to disempower New Yorkers

Attorney General Schneiderman joins case against Defense of Marriage Act

New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman says he's confident the state will win a lawsuit challenging the newly-signed same-sex marriage law. And he's taking steps to see same-sex marriage legalized throughout the country.  Go to full article
The Domtar conservation deal is drawing new scrutiny, including an Attorney General probe.  (Source:  TNC)
The Domtar conservation deal is drawing new scrutiny, including an Attorney General probe. (Source: TNC)

DEC-Nature Conservancy land deal in Clinton County draws new scrutiny

This week, North Country Public Radio is looking in-depth at the big conservation land deals that are reshaping the Adirondack Park.

The New York Post has raised allegations that one of those deals, in Clinton County, was mishandled. According to an article published earlier this month, the Department of Environmental Conservation overpaid for land near Lyon Mountain by millions of dollars. The paper's sources described the 2008 sale as a "sweetheart" deal designed to benefit the Adirondack Nature Conservancy.

But as Brian Mann reports, it appears that the land sale included a series of checks and balances designed to insure a fair deal.

We'll conclude our series on major Adirondack land conservation deals tomorrow with a look at the Adirondack Local Government Review Board and its role.

Note: The audio of journalist Fred Dicker talking about the Domtar deal comes from his radio program on the Albany station Talk 1300.  Go to full article
A wind turbine going up at Noble's Clinton wind farm.
A wind turbine going up at Noble's Clinton wind farm.

State launches wind farm probe

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is launching an investigation into a wind power developer in Clinton and Franklin counties. The probe will examine alleged conflicts of interest between Noble Environmental Power and local officials. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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