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State Sues PepsiCo Over Plastic Pollution Along River

New York survey found more trash from company than from any other

(Newser) - A half-century of work and investment has brought back the ecosystem of the Buffalo River, a waterway once so fouled that it burst into flames. New York's attorney general says that the river needs to be cleaned up again and that PepsiCo should do it, the Albany Times Union...

New York, California Investigate NFL

Attorneys general have issued subpoenas in probe of possible bias, harassment, gender pay gaps

(Newser) - The attorneys general of California and New York have begun a joint investigation of the NFL's hiring and workplace practices, looking into allegations by former employees of possible discrimination and harassment. The officials said they've already issued subpoenas, the Wall Street Journal reports. Saying that "no institution...

Trump Forms New Company, Bringing Action From New York

James raises possibility Trump Organization II was started to avoid punishment from fraud suit

(Newser) - Donald Trump's business operation was hit with a new accusation Thursday when New York's attorney general told a court that the former president might be trying to dodge any punishment resulting from her fraud lawsuit—partly by starting a new company. Letitia James' office wrote in the filing...

A Former President Is Being Deposed Today

Former president complains he's 'being attacked from all sides' ahead of NY deposition

(Newser) - Former President Trump will sit for a deposition —one he has fought for months—on Wednesday as part of the final stage of the New York investigation into the Trump Organization's business practices. For the past three years, New York attorney general Letitia James' lawyers have been investigating...

New York AG Wants Trump Held in Contempt

Attorney General Letitia James says he should be fined $10K a day for failure to turn over records

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is calling for former President Trump to be fined $10,000 a day until he hands over requested documents. Letitia James asked a state court Thursday to hold Trump in contempt, accusing him of failure to comply with a court order to submit documents related...

Trump May Have to Testify in New York Investigation
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Trump Just Sued New York's Attorney General

He says Letitia James' investigation of him is politically biased

(Newser) - Update: Donald Trump is suing the attorney general of New York over her investigation of his business empire, reports the New York Times . The former president says the inquiry by Letitia James violates his constitutional rights because it's politically motivated. "Her mission is guided solely by political animus...

Trump Doesn't Like New Turn in Investigation

New York state case has become criminal

(Newser) - On Tuesday, New York prosecutors announced they're working on a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, after starting out with a civil case. On Wednesday, former President Trump made his feelings about that development clear. "There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search...

Eric Trump Takes Questions in Investigation
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Eric Trump Gives Deposition

President's son had tried to postpone until after the election

(Newser) - After trying to delay his appearance until after the presidential election, Eric Trump gave a deposition Monday in a civil investigation into the Trump Organization. The interview was conducted on video, but the president's son was under oath. Neither side would discuss what was said. New York Attorney General...

Weinstein Victims at Odds Over $18.8M Settlement

Lawyer for one group says agreement is 'a complete sellout'

(Newser) - Nine women who accused the Weinstein Company of a hostile work environment, in which they were forced to facilitate Harvey Weinstein's sexual conquests , have reached a settlement of $18.8 million. A victims' compensation fund is to be distributed among "women who experienced a hostile work environment, sexual...

A $6M Mansion for the NRA's CEO Was ... Whose Idea?

The NRA and its former ad agency tell conflicting stories

(Newser) - That NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre scoped out a $6 million Dallas mansion as a possible new residence isn't being contested. What is: Whose idea it was and where the money was going to come from. The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are out with stories about the potential...

Trump Calls Investigation of NRA Finances Illegal

New York looks into tax-exempt status

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

Amid NRA's Rift, NY Announces Investigation

AG Letitia James says her office is investigating organization's finances

(Newser) - New York state's attorney general has begun an investigation into the finances of the National Rifle Association, reports the AP . "The Office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation related to the National Rifle Association (NRA)," her rep said Saturday. "As...

Amid Lawsuit, Trump Shuttering His Foundation
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Trump Foundation Woes: That $10K Portrait Didn't Help

Charity is shutting down, but New York state lawsuit continues

(Newser) - President Trump's controversial charitable foundation is shutting down. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Tuesday that the Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve itself under the oversight of the courts and her office, reports ABC News . Earlier this year, Underwood sued the foundation , alleging that the...

Rex Tillerson Used Email Alias 'Wayne Tracker' at Exxon

At least in missives about climate change, says New York attorney general

(Newser) - An investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors regarding its knowledge of climate change has revealed that former CEO and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an alias email address to discuss the subject, says New York's attorney general. In a letter to a New York judge on...

Trump U Sued for Fraud, $40M

NY AG claims Donald's school failed to deliver on overpriced education

(Newser) - Trump University just took a hit from the School of Hard Knocks: New York's attorney general yesterday sued the Donald and his eponymous school for a hefty $40 million for defrauding students. "Trading on his celebrity status, Mr. Trump personally appeared in advertisements making false promises to convince...

In Face of Gas Woes, Great News at the Pump

Gas prices falling everywhere else, but crisis persists in worst-hit areas

(Newser) - More steps in the effort to ease the post-Hurricane Sandy fuel crisis: UPI reports that the EPA lifted clean diesel regulations in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and NYC area, allowing vehicles to use heating oil for emergency response purposes, while the Energy Department said it was working with the Pentagon...

Wyclef Jean's Charity Quietly Goes Bust

When last remaining employee quits

(Newser) - Wyclef Jean's ineffective and scandal-plagued charity Yéle quietly went belly up last month, after CEO Derek Johnson announced his resignation. "As the foundation's sole remaining employee, my decision implies the closure of the organization as a whole," he wrote. In its wake, the charity leaves...

Feds Sue JPMorgan for Mortgage Bond Fraud

Suit: Bear Stearns ignored problems

(Newser) - The mortgage task force of the Justice Department, including New York's attorney general, has launched its first lawsuit—against JPMorgan, charging wide-scale misconduct by Bear Stearns in the selling of mortgage securities. The complaint accuses Bear Stearns, bought by JPMorgan Chase in 2008, of defrauding investors who purchased mortgage...

Ernst & Young Hit With Civil Fraud Suit

Andrew Cuomo cites 'massive accounting fraud' in Lehman Bros. dealings

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo filed a civil fraud lawsuit against Ernst & Young today, following reports that the company allegedly helped Lehman Brothers mislead investors . According to the complaint, the accounting firm approved Lehman’s use of “Repo 105” transactions, a type of debt that was labeled as sales to reduce...

Cuomo Files $26M Suit Against Steve Rattner

Ex-auto czar vows to fight it

(Newser) - Talk about timing. On the same day that Steve Rattner got to trumpet GM’s new IPO , Andrew Cuomo filed a trio of lawsuits against the ex-auto czar related to a pay-to-play scandal involving New York’s pension fund. Cuomo’s asking for $26 million in damages, and a lifetime...

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