Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

May. 17, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies. New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed exasperation on the "Pod Save America" podcast late Thursday over her fellow Democrat's decision to run for president. She told the audience that New Yorkers "need a mayor...

The Latest: NY Senate OKs giving US House Trump state return

May. 8, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Senate voting to allow congressional investigators to access President Donald Trump's state tax returns (all times local): 1:25 p.m. New York's Senate has approved legislation that would allow congressional investigators to get access to President Donald...

NY, NJ sue IRS for info on nonprofit-donor disclosure shift

May. 7, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York and New Jersey want to know how the Internal Revenue Service decided to stop requiring donor information from certain nonprofit organizations — among them big political spenders. New York Attorney General Letitia James and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a...

NY official: Trump golf workers object to wages, conditions

May. 1, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office says it received complaints about wages and working conditions at a Trump golf club outside New York City after a news report quoted several workers in the country illegally saying they had been cheated out of pay. The attorney general's...

NY attorney general: Trump rhetoric undermines media, judges

May. 1, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's frequent criticism of the media and of judges who rule against his policies undermines the public's confidence, New York state's top legal officer said Wednesday amid several state investigations of him or entities linked to him. Attorney General Letitia James,...

NRA's LaPierre fends off backlash, wins re-election as CEO

Apr. 29, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association, facing internal turmoil over its financial management, increasingly partisan tone, and legal threats from government regulators, beat back efforts to overhaul its operations. Wayne LaPierre, the public face of the gun lobbying group for decades, fended...

Trump says NRA 'under siege' by New York investigation

Apr. 29, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is "under siege," President Donald Trump said Monday in response to New York state's decision to investigate the organization's status as a tax-exempt nonprofit. The Republican president accused state Attorney General Letitia James and her fellow Democrat,...

New York investigating National Rifle Association's finances

Apr. 27, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's attorney general, who promised during her campaign to investigating the National Rifle Association's nonprofit status, has begun an investigation into the finances of the gun owners' group, her spokeswoman said Saturday. "The Office of New York State Attorney General...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

Apr. 2, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities created a false picture of the Sackler family's role in promoting OxyContin, the Sacklers said Tuesday in their first court response to allegations that individual family members — not just their company, Purdue Pharma — helped fuel the deadly opioid...