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Floreclosure on home, Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/basicgov/3993310255/">BasicGov</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Floreclosure on home, Photo: BasicGov, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY loans to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's attorney general has announced a new small loan program intended to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

Eric Schneiderman announced the new program on Thursday. Called the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program, the initiative is starting on Long Island this September before being opened up to the entire state in October.  Go to full article
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: NYS
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo: NYS

Schneiderman nominated to run for second term as AG

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was nominated for a second term at the Democratic Party convention on Long Island.  Go to full article
Albany from above. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Albany.jpg">Karthik Chinnathambi</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Albany from above. Photo: Karthik Chinnathambi, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lt. Gov. pick only surprise expected at NYS Democratic convention

The Democrats are holding their party convention on Long Island this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be nominated to run for a second term as governor on Thursday. Before that happens, two other incumbents will be endorsed for second full term: State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The only surprise expected at the convention is the announcement of Cuomo's running mate. Several names have been mentioned to replace Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, who has opted not to seek a second term. The governor and his aides have been keeping the name close to the vest, and are expected to reveal their choice later Wednesday.  Go to full article
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says people should be "vigilant" about price gouging during ice storm clean-up.  (NCPR file photo)
NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says people should be "vigilant" about price gouging during ice storm clean-up. (NCPR file photo)

Attorney General warns about ice storm price gouging

As people across the North Country move to clean up downed trees and frozen pipes from this week's lingering ice storm, New York's Attorney General is warning about price-gouging. Eric Schneiderman says it's illegal for companies to charge "excessive prices" following an emergency.  Go to full article
New York State Capitol. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonparis/">Jason Paris</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en"> some rights reserved</a>
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris CC some rights reserved

Campaign finance reform on 2013 Albany agenda

The fall election season marked a high point for campaign spending across the nation. It's estimated that outside groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars backing candidates, and attacking others.

With proposals from both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, it now seems clear that 2013 will be the year campaign finance reform takes the stage in Albany. But it's not clear yet what shape the legislation will take, or whether public financing of campaigns will be a part of it.  Go to full article
Trees resting against a home on Kiwassa Drive in Saranac Lake and on power lines leading to the home. National Grid dispatched a crew from a different tree service company, from the Rome, N.Y. region. Photo: Mark Kurtz.
Trees resting against a home on Kiwassa Drive in Saranac Lake and on power lines leading to the home. National Grid dispatched a crew from a different tree service company, from the Rome, N.Y. region. Photo: Mark Kurtz.

Lake George tree company accused of price gouging

New York's Attorney General says a Lake George tree trimming operation gouged customers in the days following tropical storm Irene. In a press release issued this week, Eric Schneiderman accused the American Tree Company of using "illegal and deceptive" tactics to inflate prices during the clean-up effort in 2011.  Go to full article

There's still a lot to do to address mortgage crisis, Schneiderman says

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the $25 billion national settlement on the foreclosure crisis reached last week is a "down payment," on what he believes banks owe foreclosed homeowners. And he says there's a lot still to do, including civil and criminal prosecutions.

Schneiderman says New York mortgage-holders could see their debt cut by more than $700 million less, under the settlement.

The deal applies to Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Financial. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
We’ve got to make sure...we get a much more significant package of relief for homeowners when that investigation is concluded.

NY State Attorney General: Mortgage settlement is just a start

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says mortgage-holders in the state could end up owing more than $700 million less, under the terms of a new $25 billion settlement between states and five of the nation's biggest lenders. Nora Flaherty has more:  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

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