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Eric Schneiderman

Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free?

June Carbone | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
June Carbone

If we want crooks behind bars -- and if want to stop future financial crimes -- we need to rebuild the foundation for effective prosecutions by appointing regulators who believe in the mission and have a proven record of success.

A Healthy Skepticism

Mike Lux | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

A healthy skepticism is an activist's best asset, and we need to keep banging away to hold the administration accountable in its belated response to mortgage fraud.

The Least of These, the Middle Class, and the Most Powerful

Mike Lux | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

I have always believed that ultimately, unless the good guys get hosed regarding how narrow the legal release language is, the administration's mortgage settlement is a sideshow.

Loren Berlin

New York AG Takes A Strike At Major U.S. Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

Three big banks were hit on Friday with yet another lawsuit related to wrongful foreclosures. Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman f...

The Great Task Force and Settlement Debate

Mike Lux | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

The long rumored robo-signing settlement, which has been a few days away from being inked for about a year now, seems like it is moving toward completion.

Attorneys General: It's Time to Close the Deal

Janis Bowdler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

It is time to deliver the first installment of relief for homeowners that have not a moment to lose.

New Obama Unit Co-Chair Talks 'Too Big To Fail'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON--New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discussed his new role as co-chair of a Financial Crimes Unit Sunday on "Up With Chris H...

Eric Schneiderman: Hero or Goat?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.30.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Given the administration's feeble record on prosecutions to date, the critics are right to flag the likelihood that people like Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC enforcement chief Robert Khazumi will try to sandbag Eric Schneiderman. But they shouldn't underestimate him.

Loren Berlin

Details Emerge of New Financial Fraud Unit

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The new financial crimes unit announced by President Barack Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union address will have the power to investigate mortg...

Loren Berlin

California Still Not Joining National Mortgage Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

One day after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was named co-chairman of a federal mortgage fraud task force, California Attorney General Ka...

Loren Berlin

Creation Of Obama's New Financial Fraud Task Force Feels Like 'Groundhog's Day' To Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

The announcement that President Barack Obama would create a task force devoted to cracking down on financial fraud comes comes just three years after ...

Word of the Day: Accountabilty

Mike Lux | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Mike Lux

If Obama wants to run against Wall Street in the 2012 campaign, he needs credibility to do it, and he took a big step toward getting it last night. But victory can't be declared until the banks actually move several hundred billion in mortgage writedowns, and some indictments are issued.

State Of The Union-Announced Unit Faces Uphill Battle

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

I'll pepper in my thoughts on the State of the Union Address throughout the day, but I would be remiss if I didn't start with the announcement of a Un...

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: President Obama To Announce Mortgage Unit To Probe Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct an...

People Power vs. Banker Power: Score One For the People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Patti Smith wasn't wrong when she sang that "People have the powe." We do have the power to win a battle or two, even against those guys on Wall Street. We have more power than we realize -- but only if we're willing to use it.

Loren Berlin

Frustrated Attorneys General Hold Secret Meetings On Foreclosures

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Attorneys general or representatives from nearly 15 states met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss and share different enforcement options and ...

Officials Join Forces To Turn Up Heat In Mortgage Probe

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

A new collaboration may help to turn up the heat on Wall Street firms accused of mortgage fraud. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and S...

Mr. President, Stop Protecting Bankers From These Law Enforcement Officials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Lately we've been hearing some strong words from the President about Wall Street crime. But when the cameras and lights aren't around, his Administration's been working feverishly to protect bankers from state law enforcement officials.

New York AG Launches Probe Into Foreclosures On Active-Duty Military Members

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching an investigation into possibly illegal foreclosures on homes owned by members of the military...

Mr. President, Stop the Great Bank Heist

Ed Koch | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

A New York Times editorial of November 9, 2011 sounded the alarm concerning what I would refer to as the Great Bank Heist. The robbery, however, is ...

Arthur Delaney

Foreclosed Homeowners Could Receive Checks Under Big Bank Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Foreclosed borrowers abused by their lenders won't get their homes back, but they could get a little cash from a settlement under negotiation between ...

Mike Sacks

California Attorney General Urges Fannie And Freddie Chief To 'Step Aside'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has called on the head of the agency that houses Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to "step aside" if he continues ...

A Fire Sale for Arsonists: The "Revised" Bank Mortgage Settlement Still Stinks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here are four reasons why California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her colleagues must reject this proposal.

NY Attorney General Calls For Investigation Of Breast Cancer Donation Claims

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

As it does every year, pink is popping up all around for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Clothing labels, your morning caffeine dose, and make...

Sam Stein

Eric Schneiderman Warns Reid, McConnell Not To Pass Concealed Weapons Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent a letter to Senate leadership urging them to derail a bill that would require state...