Tag Archives: Letitia James

NY AG Gets Docs In Trump Org Tax Deduction Case

Bloomberg News reports: A former land-use lawyer for Donald Trump’s company was ordered by a New York judge to hand over hundreds of documents to state officials investigating whether the president’s real-estate business falsely reported property values to get loans or tax benefits. Charles Martabano went too far in asserting attorney-client privilege over documents relating to his past work for …

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New York AG Letitia James Readying “Long List” Of Trump Orders For Biden Administration To Reverse

NBC News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is preparing a substantial list of legal actions for a potential Biden administration to begin quickly reversing Trump administration initiatives, she told NBC News in an interview. “We’re preparing a list. And the list is long,” she said Thursday. “We’ll have a team of individuals, again, working on …

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Facebook Likely To Face State, Federal Antitrust Suits

The Washington Post reports: State and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November, according to four people familiar with the matter, embarking on a massive legal challenge against the tech giant and its perceived ironclad grip over social media. The timing reflects a frenzy of recent activity on the part of the Federal …

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Shady $21M Tax Break Center Of NY AG’s Trump Probe

The Washington Post reports: Five years ago, Donald Trump promised to preserve more than 150 acres of rolling woodlands in an exclusive swath of New York suburbia prized for its luxury homes and rural tranquility. In exchange for setting aside this land on his estate known as Seven Springs, Trump received a tax break of $21.1 million, according to court documents. …

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Eric Trump To Testify Before New York AG On Monday

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s son Eric is scheduled to speak via video on Monday with New York state investigators probing his family’s business practices, according to court papers filed Friday. Eric Trump has given no indication he will seek to delay the interview in light of his father’s and stepmother’s coronavirus diagnosis, which was announced early Friday, or …

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COURT: Eric Trump Must Testify Before New York AG

NBC News reports: Eric Trump must testify in response to a subpoena from the New York Attorney General’s office before the presidential election as part of a probe of President Donald Trump’s company, a judge ordered Wednesday. Eric Trump, who is the president’s middle son and a top executive in the Trump Organization, must testify no later than Oct. 7, …

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NY AG Files Mystery Suit Against Trump Organization

Courthouse News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a sealed petition against the Trump Organization on the eve of the Republican National Convention, seeking to compel disclosure on an unspecified topic. Earlier this month, James sought to disband the National Rifle Association in a lawsuit that accuses the gun group of fraud, and her office previously shuttered the …

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TODAY: State AGs To Sue Trump Over USPS Sabotage

Reuters reports: Several Democratic state attorneys general said on Tuesday they will announce legal action against President Donald Trump’s administration over Postal Service changes that may affect mail-in voting in the November U.S. presidential election. The attorneys general for Washington state and Pennsylvania were due to announce legal action at 1 p.m. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said he will …

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New York AG To Trump: Forget About NRA Moving To Texas, I’m Going To Do To Them What I Did To You

“While President Trump and others have suggested that the NRA should simply pick up and leave New York in an effort to evade responsibility, I’d remind them that we shut down the president’s own foundation, recouped millions in diverted funds after unearthing the illegal use of charitable funds, and directed those funds to lawful organizations for legitimate charitable purposes. We …

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NRA Leader To New York AG Letitia James: “Bring It On”

The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre said the gun rights group is ready for the fight following the announcement of a lawsuit from the New York attorney general seeking to dissolve it. In his first statement on the lawsuit on Thursday, LaPierre called New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) actions “an affront to democracy …

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BREAKING: New York AG Files For Dissolution Of NRA

The Washington Post reports: The chief executive of the National Rifle Association and several top lieutenants engaged in a decades-long pattern of fraud to raid the coffers of the powerful gun rights group for personal gain, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the New York attorney general, draining $64 million from the nonprofit in just three years. In her …

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New York AG Threatens To Sue If Troops Are Deployed: Trump “Does Not And Will Not Dominate New York”

AM New York reports: New York Attorney General James did not mince words when threatening legal action against President Trump, whose address to the nation Monday included warnings of military deployment to quell the protests that have risen from the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police. “The President of the United States is not a dictator, and President Trump …

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New York AG Hits Amazon Over Warehouse Protections

NPR reports: Amazon may have violated federal safety standards for providing “inadequate” protections to warehouse workers in New York, the state attorney general’s office says. In a letter to Amazon obtained by NPR, the office of New York’s top lawyer Letitia James says the company may have also broken the state’s whistleblower laws for firing a warehouse worker who helped …

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NRA Sues New York State For Closing Gun Shops

The New York Post reports: New York is trampling on Second Amendment rights by shuttering gun stores during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Rifle Association says in a new lawsuit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to label gun shops “non-essential” businesses has made it virtually impossible for New Yorkers to legally buy a firearm in the state, the gun-rights argued in …

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New York AG Targets Craigslist Over Ads For Fake Cures

The New York Post reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James is taking aim at internet fraudsters looking to profit off the coronavirus pandemic — ordering Craigslist to take down posts for phony cures and heavily marked-up items like hand sanitizer. Craigslist has carried ads in recent days for products falsely claiming that they can provide immunity or protection from …

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New York AG Warns Alex Jones Over Fake Virus Cure

NBC News reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James has warned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to stop selling fake coronavirus cures, according to a statement from her office released Thursday. James sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding Jones stop selling products such as toothpaste, dietary supplements and creams that make coronavirus claims via the website for InfoWars, Jones’ media company. …

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New York AG Orders Scamvangelist Jim Bakker To Stop Promoting His Fake “Miracle” Coronavirus Cure [VIDEO]

Bloomberg News reports: New York’s top law enforcement officer told televangelist Jim Bakker to stop making misleading claims about a product’s effectiveness as a treatment for coronavirus, saying there is no specific medicine available to prevent or cure the disease. State Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to Bakker earlier this week, noting that a guest on his February …

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NY Sues Trump Over Global Entry Revenge Freeze

Bloomberg News reports: New York sued to block the Trump administration’s plan to bar state residents from enrolling in federal Trusted Traveler programs like Global Entry, which allows pre-screened participants to breeze through airport passport and customs checks. President Donald Trump is seeking to punish the state for opposing many of his policies, said New York Attorney General Letitia James, …

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More Companies To Make Opioid Overdose Antidote

The Associated Press reports: More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to develop a nasal spray version of the drug nalmefene for use as …

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New York AG Escalates Financial Probe Of NRA

The New York Times reports: The New York State attorney general has issued a new subpoena to the National Rifle Association, deepening her eight-month investigation and providing fresh clues about where it is headed, according to people with knowledge of the document. The subpoena, which was described to The New York Times, was issued last week and covers at least …

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