Embattled N.R.A. Chief Kept Bankruptcy Filing Secret From Deputies

Facing enforcement by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive hatched a secret plan for bankruptcy.

#ackerman-mcqueen-inc, #bankruptcies, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #loesch-dana, #national-rifle-assn, #nratv, #texas

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Cuomo Inquiry to Be Led by 2 Lawyers, Including Ex-U.S. Attorney

The attorney general named a former federal prosecutor, Joon H. Kim, and an employment lawyer, Anne L. Clark, to lead the investigation that may determine the governor’s future.

#clark-anne-l, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #kim-joon-h, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Democratic Leaders of N.Y. Legislature Take Aim at Cuomo

As the governor maintained a defiant stance, the leader of the State Senate became the most prominent official to call on him to step down.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #friedan-betty, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #stewart-cousins-andrea, #women-and-girls

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Cuomo Is Told to Preserve Records at Issue in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

The directive came as Mr. Cuomo faced a new accusation that an aide had completed the sexual harassment training he was required to undergo for him.

#metoo-movement, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Cuomo Must Admit to His ‘Predatory Behavior,’ Accuser Says

“These are not the actions of someone who simply feels misunderstood; they are the actions of an individual who wields his power to avoid justice,” Charlotte Bennett said.

#metoo-movement, #abramowitz-elkan, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #katz-debra, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment

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What We Know About Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims

Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Cuomo Investigation: Governor Attacked Over His ‘Independent Review’ of Sex Harassment Claims

Democratic leaders in Albany questioned the impartiality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to lead the inquiry, while others called for his immediate resignation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #jones-barbara-s, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

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Andrew Cuomo Is Under Fire. Can He Be Defeated?

The growing uncertainty over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political fortunes is a sharp turnaround from last year, when some supporters dreamed of a presidential bid. Potential challengers have noticed.

#biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #politics-and-government, #williams-jumaane-d

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43 Cases, No Convictions: Prosecuting the Police Falters in New York

The Daniel Prude case is the latest example of the challenges prosectors face when they try to hold police officers accountable.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #garner-eric, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020

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Daniel Prude’s Death: History Has ‘Repeated Itself’

None of the officers involved in the death of a Black man in Rochester has been charged with a crime.

#brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #rodriguez-steven-a-1971, #skateboarding

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Daniel Prude’s Death Leads to No Charges for Police

Mr. Prude, a Black man who was having an apparent psychotic episode, died after police officers placed a mesh hood over his head and pinned him to the ground, leading to widespread protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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What Janet Yellen’s Policy Priorities Look Like

The Treasury secretary speaks on debt, taxes, cryptocurrencies and more.

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

We talked to our Albany bureau chief, Jesse McKinley, about a political reckoning over coronavirus deaths for the embattled governor of New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #james-letitia, #kim-ronald-1979, #limbaugh-rush, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes, #state-legislatures

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New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #james-letitia, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges

The company said the attorney general, Letitia James, had overstepped her authority in investigating workplace safety.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Legal Pressure on Trump Increases With Judge’s Order in Fraud Inquiry

The order, answering a demand for documents by New York’s attorney general, rejected a bid to shield the records with attorney-client privilege.

#james-letitia, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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N.Y. Severely Undercounted Virus Deaths in Nursing Homes, Report Says

The state attorney general, Letitia James, said it’s likely that the Cuomo administration failed to report thousands of Covid-19 deaths of nursing home residents.

#attorneys-general, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #health-department-nys, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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Who is Jonathan Braun? Trump’s Last Minute Pardon Still Faces Accusations of Violence

Jonathan Braun’s 10-year sentence for running a drug ring was commuted by the departing president. The White House did not mention that he faces separate accusations of violence and threats.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #bloomberg-news, #braun-jonathan, #content-type-personal-profile, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #federal-trade-commission, #james-letitia, #justice-department, #new-york-city, #smuggling, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The N.R.A. Wants to ‘Dump’ Its Regulators via Bankruptcy. Will It Succeed?

In a showdown with New York State, the National Rifle Association is trying an unusual strategy. Legal experts doubt it will work.

#bankruptcies, #corruption-institutional, #firearms, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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New York Police Arrest Dozens as M.L.K. Day Marchers Gather Near City Hall

The confrontation came days after the state’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department for its handling of protests following the death of George Floyd.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #james-letitia, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-department-nyc

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N.R.A. Declares Bankruptcy and Seeks to Exit New York

The group, which said it planned to reincorporate in Texas, is currently being investigated by New York’s attorney general, who is seeking to dissolve it.

#gun-control, #james-letitia, #national-rifle-assn

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The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles

Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #james-letitia, #justice-department, #online-advertising, #paxton-ken, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Facebook Accused of Breaking Antitrust Laws

Regulators are accusing the company of buying up rising rivals to cement its dominance over social media.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #instant-messaging, #james-letitia, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #simons-joseph-j, #social-media, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

The latest legal front against the outbound president involves a maneuver that earned him and his siblings millions while lowering their taxes.

#barry-maryanne-trump, #brooklyn-nyc, #federal-taxes-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #inheritance-and-estate-taxes, #james-letitia, #john-f-walter, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-fred-c, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.

#attorneys-general, #buffalo-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #james-letitia, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump.

#clifford-stephanie-1979, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #james-letitia, #tax-evasion, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-foundation, #trump-eric-f-1984, #trump-ivanka, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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The Post-Presidency of a Con Man

Out of office, Trump might seem a lot less formidable.

#carroll-e-jean, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-state, #palin-sarah, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zervos-summer

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As Soon as Trump Leaves Office, He Faces Greater Risk of Prosecution

The president is more vulnerable than ever to an investigation into his business practices and taxes.

#federal-taxes-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #income-tax, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tax-evasion, #taxation, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #comedy-central, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #james-letitia, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Eric Trump Finally Interviewed in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

President Trump’s son had sought to postpone a deposition with the New York attorney general’s office until after Election Day.

#attorneys-general, #carroll-e-jean, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #engoron-arthur-f, #federal-taxes-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Messy Divorce From New York

Have any president and his hometown ever had such mutual animosity?

#cuomo-andrew-m, #infrastructure-public-works, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Orders Eric Trump to Testify in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

The president’s son had said he would not give a sworn deposition to the New York attorney general until after the election, but a state judge said he must cooperate sooner.

#james-letitia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984

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Eric Trump Will Comply With N.Y. Inquiry, but Only After Election

Mr. Trump’s lawyers said in a court filing that he was willing to be interviewed by investigators after voters cast their presidential ballots.

#james-letitia, #new-york-state, #trump-organization, #trump-eric-f-1984

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Rochester Police Chief Resigns After Accusations of Cover-Up in Prude Case

The resignation of the police chief, La’Ron Singletary, came after the state attorney general said she would set up a grand jury in the death of Daniel Prude.

#james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #singletary-laron-d

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Daniel Prude Case: Grand Jury Is Set Up to Investigate Death in Rochester

The decision by New York’s attorney general comes more than five months after Mr. Prude died of suffocation after officers in Rochester, N.Y., placed a hood over his head.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Daniel Prude’s Death: Police Silence and Accusations of a Cover-Up

The police in Rochester, N.Y., treated the death of Mr. Prude as a drug overdose. The case drew scrutiny when footage showed that he had been pinned down and hooded by officers.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #james-letitia, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Daniel Prude’s Death: What to Know

Mr. Prude, who is Black, died of the effects suffocation after he was held by the Rochester police. The news roiled yet another American city.

#james-letitia, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #warren-lovely-a

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7 Rochester Police Officers Suspended in Death of Black Man Whom They Hooded

The man, Daniel Prude, suffocated to death in March after he was detained by officers.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Daniel Prude: Black Man Suffocates After Rochester Police Put Hood on Him

Relatives of the man, Daniel Prude, said the police officers involved in his death in March in Rochester, N.Y., should be charged with murder.

#black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rochester-ny, #warren-lovely-a

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Black Man, Daniel Prude, Dies of Suffocation After Officers Put Hood on Him, Family Says

Relatives of the man, Daniel Prude, said the police officers involved in his death in March in Rochester, N.Y., should be charged with murder.

#black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rochester-ny, #warren-lovely-a

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N.Y.S. A.G. Investigates Whether Trump Organization Improperly Inflated Property Values

The New York State attorney general is investigating whether the president and the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of his holdings.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #deutsche-bank-ag, #frauds-and-swindling, #james-letitia, #morgan-lewisbockius, #real-estate-commercial, #tax-evasion, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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Trump’s Legal Entanglements in N.Y.

The president, his company and some of his associates have long been the focus of investigations overseen by officials in New York.

#bannon-stephen-k, #cohen-michael-d-1966, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #tiffany-charles-lewis, #tiffanycompany, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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N.Y. Attorney General Asks Judge to Order Eric Trump’s Testimony

The Trump Organization has stalled a state inquiry into the financing of four properties for months, Attorney General Letitia James said in court papers.

#attorneys-general, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #deutsche-bank-ag, #james-letitia, #trump-donald-j, #trump-eric-f-1984

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The N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre’s Next Foe: One of Their Own

As New York’s attorney general moves to dissolve the gun group, a former top executive is releasing a tell-all about how the N.R.A. is “rife with fraud and corruption.”

#corruption-institutional, #embezzlement, #frauds-and-swindling, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #powell-joshua-l, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Jimmy Fallon Sends Thoughts and Prayers to the N.R.A.

“That’s right, no more N.R.A., no more Confederate flags. This is turning into the worst year of Ted Nugent’s life,” the “Tonight Show” host said.

#desusmero-tv-program, #fallon-jimmy, #james-letitia, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #meyers-seth, #national-rifle-assn, #the-tonight-show-tv-program

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New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

Letitia James seeks to dissolve the National Rifle Association, which was founded in New York, amid corruption allegations.

#james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Judge Halts Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards Over Coronavirus Pandemic

New York and other states sued the Trump administration over new limits on the “public charge” rule, which critics said would discourage immigrants from seeking medical treatment during the pandemic.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daniels-george-b, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #dream-act-development-relief-and-education-for-minors-act, #food-stamps, #foreign-students-in-us, #green-cards-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vermont, #welfare-us

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State Attorney General Calls for Stripping N.Y.P.D. Control From Mayor

Citing police misconduct at protests, the attorney general said an independent panel should oversee the city police and hire the commissioner.

#city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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N.Y. Protesters Say the Police Attacked Them: ‘It Felt Like Warfare’

During a hearing, demonstrators recounted harrowing experiences with the New York police during protests over George Floyd’s death.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #zayer-dounya

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