Attorney General: Online Love Language Might Be a Scam

Attorney General Letitia James warned New Yorkers Thursday that fraudsters are using dating apps, social media, and unsolicited text messages to befriend their victims and then convince them to make fraudulent investments. These online romance scams are also known as “pig butchering” – which is Read More …

Letitia James to Keynote MLK Celebration in Huntington

State Attorney General Letitia James will be the keynote speaker at the  Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration sponsored by the Huntington NAACP. The  celebration of the late civil rights leader’s life will start at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Bethel A.M.E. Read More …

2nd Update: LaLota Defeats Fleming for Congress; Hochul Claims Victory

Republican Nick LaLota defeated Bridget Fleming for Congress in the 1st District in Tuesday’s election. At 1:58 am, Tuesday, LaLota issued the following statement declaring victory: “Thank you to my wife Kaylie and our three awesome daughters Maggie Rae, Reagan Elizabeth, and Brooke Murphy for Read More …

Ex-Huntington Man Admits to $200,000 Disability Fraud

A former Huntington man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $200,000 in disability benefits, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday.  Anthony Ragusa, 52, collected the benefits from the Social Security Administration, the office of State Attorney General Letitia James said. The office Read More …

More Companies Warned on Covid-19 Test Turnaround Times

Two more companies have been warned about meeting promised turnaround times for Covid-19 testing results. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued warning letters to EZ Test NY (a Brooklyn-based collection center) and Keep Health Safe (a Fort Lee, New Jersey-based collection center) —saying they have not Read More …

Suozzi Running for Governor

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington, announced Monday that he will run for governor, joining other prominent Democrats already in the race. Citing his experience as mayor of Glen Cove, as a member of Congress and as Nassau County executive, Suozzi said, “I’m running for governor,”  Read More …

James Warns Against Deceptive Marketing Offers

Attorney General Letitia James has issued an alert to New Yorkers reminding them to be careful with marketing offers that may unwittingly result in recurring charges. Known as negative option marketing, the offers come in several forms. Each contains a term or condition under which Read More …

3rd Update: President Calls for Cuomo to Resign

President Biden called for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to resign Tuesday following the release of a damning report by the attorney general that found he had sexually harassed women, including several employees. The report said he had created a hostile workplace environment and had retaliated Read More …

Huntington Man Accused of Fraud on Disability Benefits

Anthony Ragusa, 50, of Huntington has been arrested on charges of  fraudulently collecting more than $200,000 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday that, from 2013 to 2020, Ragusa falsely represented to the Read More …

From Albany: ‘Operation Hardhat,’ Report on Voter Intimidation

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week’s Operation Hardhat, an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack Read More …