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As WAMC News first reported today, the New York state attorney general’s office will not investigate an officer-involved shooting in New Rochelle, New York. The city’s mayor had been calling for such an investigation. Meantime, the New Rochelle police union is standing by the unnamed officer who fatally shot the African-American man on Friday.

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A heating company in the Hudson Valley pleaded guilty this week to defrauding customers, and will pay more than $3.2 million in restitution. The lawyer for the whistleblower says this is New York’s first whistleblower case leading to a criminal restitution recovery for individual consumer fraud victims. Meantime, the Dutchess County comptroller will audit all bills related to the company.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about the fight for majority in the Senate. The pair also discuss the gubanatorial and attorney general races in the state.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

There has been a lot of focus on the Democratic primary race for New York state attorney general, which ends when polls close tonight at 9. Four candidates want the chance to run against Republican Keith Wofford and the Green Party’s Michael Sussman in November. Two are from the Hudson Valley. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne caught up with them earlier today.

Zephyr Teachout is one of four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for New York state attorney general in September’s primary. The Fordham Law School professor and constitutional law expert ran against Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014 and against Republican John Faso in New York’s 19th congressional district in 2016. She told WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne why voters should select her.

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.

Speaker Carl Heastie
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New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state Attorney General, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations.  

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A New York state assemblyman says he is preparing legislation to give the state attorney general sole power to prosecute police crimes. This comes in the wake of the death of Eric Garner and a request by the attorney general for an executive order to investigate such cases.

Alleged Fraud Scheme Uncovered In Dutchess County

Nov 14, 2014

The New York state attorney general says a doctor and nurse have been arrested in an alleged fraud scheme in Dutchess County.

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

NYS AG Candidate Discusses Crime In Newburgh

Jul 25, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Republican candidate for New York state attorney general stopped in Orange County Thursday. He was in Newburgh to talk with local elected officials about what is needed to cut down on the city’s crime.

The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.

NYS Attorney General Marks Earth Day With River Grants

Apr 22, 2013
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The New York State attorney general is marking Earth Day by announcing nearly $4 million in grants to help improve water quality in the Bronx River. Ten entities in the Bronx and Westchester are on the receiving end.

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The New York State attorney general says his office has broken up a major Oxycodone trafficking ring in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

New York State’s Attorney General and the Sullivan County Board of Elections have reached an agreement to help ensure that language is not a barrier when it comes time to vote on Election Day.

Ann Prusinski is the Democratic Commissioner of the Sullivan County Board of Elections.

Compliance is with the Voting Rights Act, and those areas in Sullivan that meet the threshold are: