New York attorney general

Tish James

New York City Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James won a 4-way Democratic primary for attorney general in New York Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

Keith Wofford

The four-way primary among Democrats running to succeed Eric Schneiderman and Barbara Underwood as attorney general has been getting a lot of attention on this primary day. The winner will face a general election matchup with Keith Wofford, as well as Green Party hopeful Michael Sussman. Originally from Buffalo, Wofford has taken a leave of absence from a New York City law firm to run. The Republican tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that  he decided to run because there hasn’t been enough focus from state officials on the working and middle class — not to mention eliminating corruption.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on tomorrow's primary races in New York.

Democratic primary voters on Thursday have a choice of four candidates for New York attorney general, after Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over allegations he physically abused several women he dated.

Leecia Eve
Leecia Eve campaign

Leecia Eve is one of four candidates running in the September 13 Democratic primary for New York attorney general. Eve believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.

Tish James

New York attorney general candidate Tish James says she’d take steps to fight corruption in state government if elected, even if it means going against her fellow Democrat, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is backing James’ campaign. 

Tish James

The Democratic frontrunner in the primary race for New York attorney general, Tish James, says if she’s elected she’d be independent of her political ally, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

(Airs 08/02/18 @ 1 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Michael Sussman, the Green Party candidate for New York attorney general.

Democrat Zephyr Teachout
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Zephyr Teachout, one of four candidates running in the Democratic primary for New York Attorney General, says battling corruption in state government would be a top priority if she’s elected. In the past few months, several former associates of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo have been convicted of bribery and bid rigging, and both former legislative leaders were found guilty on corruption charges. 

Zephyr Teachout with survivors of sexual harassment
New York State Public Radio

There’s a four-way Democratic primary for New York attorney general to replace Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over allegations he physically abused women he dated. One of the candidates, Zephyr Teachout, was at the capitol Monday for several events, including an endorsement by Assemblyman Phil Steck. Steck is one of the only state legislators who was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016.


WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York attorney general's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the recent Siena poll showing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the frontrunner in the gubernatorial race. 

Donald Trump campaigning in Plattsburgh.
Pat Bradley/WAMC

President Donald Trump's foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York's attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, Trump and three of his children.

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he is confident that he is on firm legal footing in running for state attorney general. The Hudson Valley lawmaker held a conference call with reporters Thursday and spoke about why he decided to jump into the primary with at least three other candidates.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from New York’s 18th District, has ended speculation by announcing he is running for state attorney general.

Rex Roof, flickr

New York attorney general Barbara Underwood and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe announced on Thursday the largest civil settlement in connection with Bottle Bill violations.

NY Attorney General Bararba Underwood posing with state Assemblywoman Christine Pelligrino as lawmakers lined up to get their picture taken with Underwood.
Karen DeWitt

The New York State Legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31. Underwood will be the first woman to hold that office.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Trump Administration's policy on abortion providers.  Dr. Chartock also discusses former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who is considering a run for New York state attorney general, and reportedly hasn't been registered to vote in the state since 2006.

NY Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood
Karen DeWitt

The New York Legislature began interviewing candidates Tuesday to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal. Up first was the Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who is the favorite to win the appointment.

NYS Assembly Begins Interviews For Interim AG

May 15, 2018

New York state Assembly members are interviewing candidates Tuesday for interim attorney general, following the resignation of Eric Schneiderman last week amid sexual abuse allegations. The appointment would run until the end of the year.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood are among 16 people state legislators plan to interview to take over as New York’s top law enforcement officer through the end of the year. 

WAMC image by Dave Lucas

The fallout from a scathing report by the New York Attorney General into a Troy Police civilian shooting death and its aftermath continues.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The debate over whether the U.S. Coast Guard should be allowed to establish anchorage sites on the Hudson River is continuing. Calls to halt a rulemaking process to the anchorages are being directed to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. New York’s attorney general and a Poughkeepsie-based environmental group have now sent letters. Meanwhile, Coast Guard personnel are poring over thousands of comments it received on the proposal.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Wiki Commons

Federal regulators will have to redo an analysis of the economic impacts of a potential severe accident at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant. That’s according to a ruling issued Wednesday being hailed by New York’s governor and attorney general.

Alain Kaloyeros
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the possibility of bid-rigging in SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s development of a dormitory on its campus. 

On this presidential primary day, the New York Attorney General’s office has already received a higher number of calls and complaints than for past elections. And the office expects more given the state’s closed primary system. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, good government groups want to see the system changed.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York's attorney general reports that for-profit telemarketers operating in the state have been keeping more than half of the funds they raised on behalf of charities, although the percentage has declined overall.

The report released Wednesday shows that telemarketers in 2013 raised more than $302 million, up 20 percent from a year earlier, and kept about $156 million.

About 48 percent, or $146.5 million, has gone to the charities' missions.

That share is up from 2012 when only 37 percent of the money went to the charities.

NY AG Announces Settlement With Middletown Car Dealer

Jan 21, 2015

New York’s attorney general Tuesday announced a settlement with a Hudson Valley auto dealer over a fee.

Authorities say two Ulster County farmers have pleaded guilty to a felony for their role in cockfighting.

New York officials say they've reached a settlement with Markel Insurance Co. that will result in $2.75 million in restitution to college students who were overcharged for insurance.

The Attorney General's office and Department of Financial Services say the health, accident and sports accident insurance plans resulted in nearly 3 million dollars in overcharges to about 22,000 students, including many attending SUNY schools.

Buffalo Judge To Rule On Release Of Attica Papers

Nov 4, 2013
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The New York attorney general's request to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison has been assigned to a judge in Buffalo.

According to court officials, the case is before state Supreme Court Justice Patrick NeMoyer, a former Erie County attorney and federal prosecutor in western New York.

Eric Schneiderman seeks sealed volumes of the 1975 Meyer Commission Report in an effort to reveal the fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and answer the questions of families whose loved ones died.