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Report: Scammed New Yorkers refunded $13.5 million

The office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman reports refunding $13.5 million to scammed consumers throughout the state over a four-year period.

Free-vacation offer draws state attorney general penalties

A Florida company agrees to pay civil penalties and restitution for scamming New York consumers with offers of free vacation packages.

Westchester Toyota to pay fine after wrongful fee claim

Westchester Toyota in Yonkers will repay a total of $149,407 to 228 customers the state says were wrongly charged a fee at the end of their lease.

Attorney general, TD Bank reach settlement over data breach

State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces an $850,000 settlement with TD Bank over a 2012 data breach that saw 1.4 million files compromised.

Citigroup, AG reach $16M settlement on fee overcharges

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. overcharged more than 31,000 TRAK account holders in advisory fees to the bank.

N.Y. Homeownership Protection Program gets 2-year extension

New York's attorney general announces an additional $40 million will extend free services to distressed homeowners for two years.

Attorney charged with stealing more than $1M from clients

Timothy Griffin was arraigned in New Rochelle on grand larceny charges for allegedly using clients' money held in escrow to support a lavish lifestyle.

Macy’s to pay $650K in racial profiling case

Macy's agrees to pay $650,000 to New York state to settle complaints of racial profiling at its flagship Herald Square store.

New Rochelle business owner accused of bilking Medicaid

The owner of a medical transport company allegedly doctored patient transport requests to collect Medicaid payments at inflated rates.

Kimco Realty to improve shopping center access for disabled

The Long Island-based company agrees to take measures to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act at its New York shopping centers.

Bed Bath & Beyond shelves ex-con no-hire policy

The national retailer agrees to no longer automatically disqualify New York job applicants with criminal records.

Municipalities assess damage, warn against price gouging

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy was extensive and is going to be very costly for Westchester and its municipalities.

NY attorney general sues JPMorgan

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Oct. 1 filed a civil lawsuit against Bear Stearns & Co., now a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., alleging Bear Stearns and its lending unit defrauded investors who purchased mortgage-backed securities.

State settles for $18m with food services provider

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Sept. 19 announced an $18 million settlement with food services provider Compass Group USA Inc. for improperly overcharging more than 39 New York schools and school districts, including four in the Hudson Valley.

New York to get $9m in drug settlement

New York state will receive nearly $9 million as part of a $181 million settlement between 37 states and the District of Columbia and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. over allegedly deceptive marketing practices.