You thought you were getting screwed by Time Warner Cable . . . and you were right

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Time Warner Cable, accusing the company of lying to both its customers and the FCC. The suit alleges that TWC “Systematically And Knowingly Failed To Deliver The Reliable And Fast Internet Access It Promised To Subscribers Across The State”

Source: Time Warner Cable sued in New York for rampant fraud, lying to the FCC – ExtremeTech

Schneiderman gives Goldman Sachs sweetheart deal

Yesterday, state and federal officials announced a $5.1 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs, resolving accusations that the bank behaved irresponsibly in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. But, the New York Times reports, the deal’s fine print reveals that number may ultimately be much lower.

“They appear to have grossly inflated the settlement amount for P.R. purposes to mislead the public, while in the fine print, enabling Goldman Sachs to pay 50 to 75 percent less,” Better Markets founder Dennis Kelleher told the Times.

Source: Creative Accounting Could Shave As Much As $1 Billion Off Goldman’s $5 Billion Settlement for Creative Accounting

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman arranges special deal for Rabbi David Cohen in the Met Council fraud case

Rabbi David Cohen allegedly was part of a 20-year conspiracy to steal from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Cohen pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the First Degree (a class B felony) but the generous AG has now allowed Cohen to withdraw his plea and plead instead to Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a class D felony).

When Schneiderman catches on to all the dough I’ve been pilfering from BITEME, I hope he’ll be just as generous to me.

Source: Rabbi David Cohen Sentenced To One Year In Jail And $650,000 In Restitution In Met Council Fraud –

In response to BITEME criticism, NY Gov. Cuomo backs down on email deletion policy

Hurrah for Cuomo who is now open to changing the “delete it before anyone can FOIL it” policy of getting rid of official NY state government emails before they can cause any trouble.

This was fueled by the mocking he received at Next came a policy change at the offices of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The last straw for Cuomo was, no doubt, a desire to not get swept up in the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Considers Changing Email Deletion Policy.