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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Eric Tradd Schneiderman is an American attorney and politician. He serves as the 65th and current New York Attorney General. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman served in the New York State Senate.

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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Convictions In Syracuse Mortgage Fraud And Witness Tampering Cases

Alexander And Sima March Avoided Prosecution For 5 Years By Fleeing To Canada; Plead Guilty To Residential Mortgage Fraud Scheme; Alexander March Ordered To...

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Additional $20 Million For Homeowner Protection Program, Plus New Grant Program...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an additional $20 million in funding for the fifth year of his Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), as well as the launch of the Foreclosure Rescue Scam Prevention Initiative, a new grant program that will enhance outreach, education, and referral services for homeowners at risk of fraudulent foreclosure rescue schemes.

Today: A.G. Schneiderman To Announce Additional Homeowner Protection Funding, Launch New Initiative To Prevent...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will announce an additional large-scale investment in his Homeowner Protection Program and launch a new grant program to target outreach, education, and referral services to New Yorkers most vulnerable to foreclosure rescue scams such as deed theft

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Of Brooklyn Real Estate Developer And Six Accomplices Allegedly Involved...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today the indictment of Brooklyn real estate developer Daniel Melamed, 40, his employee Carmen Morales, 51, former employee Denise Morales, 29, and associates Curt Joseph, 48, Christopher Magliocca, 29, Abraham Perez, 66, and David Soufeh, 37, for their roles in multiple schemes involving alleged residential mortgage fraud and larcenies throughout Brooklyn

A.G. Schneiderman Obtains $1.6 Million Settlement With Queens Company That Targeted Hispanic Homeowners In...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $1.6 million settlement with Queens-based American Hope Group, Inc. and its principal, Mauricio Villamarin Martinez (collectively “American Hope Group”), following an investigation into a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme that preyed upon financially vulnerable Hispanic homeowners who were desperate to save their homes from foreclosure.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $20 Million In New Funding For Land Banks To Support Communities...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced $20 million in new funding, to be administered by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), for New York State land banks that are working to protect homeowners and neighborhoods across the state by acquiring blighted homes and transforming them into community assets.

A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit Against Property Management Company And Landlords For Harassing Tenants In...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit against Marolda Properties, Inc., (“Marolda Properties”), a Manhattan property management company that manages rent-regulated apartment buildings in the New York City metropolitan area including in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, and affiliated landlords that own the buildings. The lawsuit is the result of a joint investigation between the Attorney General’s Office and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Tenant Protection Unit.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Temporary Restraining Order Against Home Improvement Contractor For Allegedly Scamming Consumers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a lawsuit against Phillip Fox, a Western New York home improvement contractor who scammed dozens of consumers. According to the court papers, Fox, collected thousands of dollars for home repairs that he never provided. The petition also alleges that when Fox did home improvement, his work was shoddy and that, when targeting the elderly, he charged outrageous prices for work that did not need to be done.

Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On Defense Of EPA’S Clean Power Plan In U.S. Court...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement today on arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan,” a rule requiring fossil-fueled power plants to cut their emissions of greenhouse gases pursuant to the Clean Air Act.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Criminal Charges Against Suny Polytechnic President And A Major Capital Region...

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the filing of a felony complaint charging two individuals for a scheme to rig the bidding process for three multimillion-dollar contracts. Alain Kaloyeros, 60, of Slingerlands, the President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has been charged with three felony counts of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition. Joseph Nicolla, 59, of Schenectady, the president of Columbia Development, has been charged with one felony count of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition.

Popular Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases in mortgage, auto and credit card debt (increasing by 0.7%, 2% and 2.6% respectively), no change to student loan debt and a modest decline in balances on home equity lines of credit (decreasing by 0.9%).

Recent Government & Nonprofit Press Releases

Total Household Debt Increases, Driven by Mortgage, Auto and Credit Card...

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit,which reported that total household debt increased by $114 billion (0.9%) to $12.84 trillion in the second quarter of 2017. There were modest increases in mortgage, auto and credit card debt (increasing by 0.7%, 2% and 2.6% respectively), no change to student loan debt and a modest decline in balances on home equity lines of credit (decreasing by 0.9%).