Eric Schneiderman

Tom Puckett
November 16, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces ten arrests in a fentanyl trafficking ring stretching from WNY to California. As part of the multi-agency investigation dubbed “Operation Blue Death,” authorities seized 502 pills laced with fentanyl, over 100 grams of black tar...
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November 10, 2017 - 9:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations Friday that seek to crack down on employers keeping hourly workers "on call," available to be called in at a moment's notice. The new labor rules would establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and require...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor's...
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October 14, 2017 - 6:03 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's joining a multistate effort to sue over President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the federal health care law that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans. The Democratic prosecutor...
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Tom Puckett
September 19, 2017 - 12:45 pm
New York, NY (WBEN) A bipartisan coalition of 41 attorneys general are demanding information and documents from the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs, part of a multistate investigation into whether the companies engaged in any unlawful practices in the marketing and...
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Dreamstime
Tom Puckett
September 11, 2017 - 3:20 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN) State attorney general Eric Schneiderman is once again reminding people to a hotline to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues and barriers encountered by voters at the polls during the primary election on Tuesday. “The right to vote is at the heart of American democracy...
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Tom Puckett
September 07, 2017 - 1:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. - (WBEN) - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning locals about a dangerous and potentially lethal new batch of fentanyl that made its way into the area. Investigators with Schneiderman’s Organized Crime Task Force intercepted a package containing 500 fentanyl-...
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August 09, 2017 - 5:57 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Niagara County lawmakers have scheduled a special meeting to consider whether to seek additional investigations and possible criminal charges following a wastewater discharge that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black before tourists' eyes. The county...
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July 17, 2017 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - New York state's top Democrats are teaming up to fight the GOP health care bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie spoke out against the bill at a rally Monday before the plan was...
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Tom Puckett
July 14, 2017 - 2:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge has denied a motion to dismiss election law violation charges against former State Senator George Maziarz. Maziarz and his attorneys claim selective enforcement when Maziarz and State Senator Rob Ortt were charged with corruption in connection with allegedly false filings...
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