Tag Archives: Letitia James

NY Sues NRA’s Former Ad Agency To Enforce Subpoena

Bloomberg reports: New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association’s former advertising agency to enforce a subpoena stemming from the state’s probe of the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status. The agency, Ackerman McQueen, has said it can’t comply with the July 8 subpoena without first giving the NRA veto power over what it hands over, Attorney General Letitia James said …

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NY AG Busts Opioid Family For Hiding $1B Overseas

The Associated Press reports: The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it …

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New York Leads Multi-State Facebook Anti-Trust Probe

CNBC reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she is launching a multi-state investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations. Facebook shares were down about 0.5% in Friday’s premarket, but did not seem to react to James’ announcement. Attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia will join the …

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New York Seeks To Dismiss Trump’s Tax Returns Lawsuit

The Hill reports: New York officials on Thursday filed a new motion to dismiss President Trump’s legal challenge to the state’s law that allows Congress to request his New York tax returns. In the new document, the officials argue that Trump’s amended complaint in the case doesn’t change their position that the case shouldn’t take place in Washington, D.C. “President …

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15 States +DC Sue To Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Reuters reports: Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along with California, said on Monday. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are now seeking to stop the merger, which the states argue is anticompetitive and will cost their …

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New York And ACLU Sue To Stop Census Question

The New York Daily News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James joined with the ACLU on Friday night in filing a motion in the Southern District of New York to block the Trump administration from delaying the printing of the 2020 census questionnaire or changing it to include a citizenship question. In its motion, James and the civil liberties …

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Trump Wails: People Are “Fleeing New York” Because Dems: First They Tax You Too High, Then They Sue You

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump started off the day with another Twitter rant against the state of New York and its investigations of his family business. The president ranted Monday and again today against the state and its Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, and attorney general, Latitia James, for investigating the Trump Organization and Trump Foundation, which was forced to …

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Trump Rages: New York State Sues Me For Everything

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of using New York Attorney General Letitia James to target his businesses for political purposes, claiming in an afternoon tweetstorm that the state sues “for everything” and is “always in search of a crime.” Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Cuomo said Monday that he …

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NY AG Sues Treasury Dept For Ignoring Docs Request

The Hill reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and IRS, arguing that the agencies have failed to respond to information requests about its guidance reducing donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt groups. “My office depends on these critical donor disclosure forms to be able to adequately oversee non-proofit organizations in …

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NY AG Opens Probe Into NRA’s Tax-Exempt Status

The New York Times reports: Oliver L. North announced on Saturday that he would not serve a second term as the National Rifle Association’s president, deciding to step down as the organization grappled with a bitter dispute over its future and its worst leadership crisis in decades. He made the announcement as the N.R.A. faced a challenge from the New …

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New York Hits Opioid Maker Family With Massive Suit

CBS News reports: New York state prosecutors on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and the family that owns the OxyContin-maker, alleging they fraudulently transferred funds out of the company. The complaint also adds charges previously filed against other companies that made and distributed opioids. “We found that pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors engaged in years of deceptive marketing about …

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NEW YORK: Prosecutors Say Evidence Proves Trump Used Charity Money During 2016 Presidential Run

Courthouse News reports: Ramping up their criminal case against the Trump Foundation, New York prosecutors said new evidence shows President Donald Trump used foundation money during his 2016 presidential run — a violation of the bar against charities getting involved in political campaigns. New York Attorney General Letitia James disclosed the evidence in a filing late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme …

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New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Over Financing For Four Trump Organization Projects

The New York Times reports: The New York attorney general’s office late on Monday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the financing of four major Trump Organization projects and a failed effort to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in 2014, according to a person briefed on the subpoenas. The inquiry …

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NEW YORK: Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Promises Sweeping Investigations Into Trump’s Circle

NBC News reports: New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. “We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that …

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Letitia James Elected NYC Public Advocate

Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James won yesterday’s runoff to succeed Bill De Blasio as New York City Public Advocate. She is the first black woman to win citywide office. Ms. James, 54, defeated Daniel L. Squadron, 33, a state senator from Brooklyn and Manhattan, by nearly 60 percent of the vote to about 40 percent. Because there is no Republican …

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