Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Pol asks AG to investigate Sandy contractor fraud
News Maggie Hayes 11/19/2013 at 11:54AM

Sandy brought a wave of fraudulent fixes to south Queens, and one elected official wants them wiped out. Following the superstorm, many affected residents fell victim to fraudulent contractors who “promised to rebuild their homes, but have either left before completing the job or disappeared with [their] deposit without performing the necessary repairs,” said Assemblymember [...]

Three volunteer EMTs charged with stealing from Corona nonprofit
Three volunteer EMTs charged with stealing from Corona nonprofit
Police Angy Altamirano 9/20/2013 at 4:25PM

Three volunteer EMTs have been arrested after allegedly stealing more than $325,000 from a not-for-profit volunteer ambulance group, according to the attorney general. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday, September 20 that Daniel Dominguez, 37, Daryl Adeva, 31, and David Moretti, 41, were arrested for stealing from bank accounts of the Corona Community [...]

Fresh Meadows woman arrested for Sandy scam
Fresh Meadows woman arrested for Sandy scam
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 12:46PM

A Fresh Meadows woman claiming to be a Sandy victim was arrested for allegedly scamming more than $87,000 in city and federal relief, the state attorney general said. Caterina Curatolo stayed at hotels on the city’s dime for close to nine months after she claimed she was evacuated and rendered homeless by the October superstorm, [...]

Whitestone woman pleads guilty in prostitution ring bust
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/06/2013 at 9:39AM

A Whitestone woman who headed a large-scale prostitution and drug ring has pleaded guilty to felony enterprise corruption charges, officials said. Jay King, 53, was sentenced to three to nine years in state prison for her role in a money laundering operation that spanned the tri-state area, said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. She illegally sold [...]

Attorney general investigating Sandy charity money
News Maggie Hayes 7/22/2013 at 10:36AM

Sandy relief money is reportedly being kept under lock and key. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a preliminary report on Wednesday, July 17 detailing how charities have spent more than half a billion dollars of Sandy donations. At least $238 million of the more than $575 million had not been spent as of April of [...]

Queens nonprofit executive turns himself in for allegedly pocketing $85K
News Maggie Hayes 7/17/2013 at 9:57AM

The executive of a Queens nonprofit group has turned himself into the authorities. Van Holmes, the president of the Young Leaders Institute Inc., allegedly pocketed more than $85,000 by creating false records and forged documents which he filed through state and city agencies, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The investigation, conducted by Schneiderman, Comptroller [...]

Husband and wife developers plead guilty to illegally selling Elmhurst condos
Husband and wife developers plead guilty to illegally selling Elmhurst condos
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/24/2013 at 1:52PM

Two notorious Queens developers pleaded guilty last week to flouting a court order and illegally selling condo units, the attorney general said. Tommy and Alice Huang were permanently barred from selling co-ops and condos in the state after they cheated Flushing home buyers in 1999. But on June 19, the Huangs admitted to fraudulently selling [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/14/2013 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 61. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

Attorney general sues gas stations for Sandy price gouging
Attorney general sues gas stations for Sandy price gouging
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/07/2013 at 2:51PM

Long lines at the pump were not the only fuel-related pains felt after Sandy. Rapidly increasing fuel prices further victimized storm survivors. Now the state is getting back at the gas gougers. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed lawsuits against four New York gas stations and has reached settlements with 25 others for violating the [...]