Cuomo warns of new and evolving tax season scams targeting preparers, other professionals

At Least 37 Companies with New York Employees Victimized as Identity Thieves Compromise More Than 5,000 Social Security Numbers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today warned New York tax preparers and human resources professionals of new scams aimed at stealing confidential client and employee information after the New York State Tax Department identified at least 37 […]

Schneiderman issues urgent fraud alert on ICE immigration scams

Attorney General’s Alert Follows New Reports Of Fraudsters Posing As ‘ICE’ Agents, Threatening To Detain Immigrants Unless They Pay Up

Schneiderman: ICE Agents Will Never Ask For Money

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an urgent fraud alert this week, warning immigrant communities of potential scams in light of recent reports that fraudsters […]

Pulaski man arrested after physical domestic incident

State Police in Pulaski arrested Gary A. Bubis Jr., 36, from Pulaski, for second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor; fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor; criminal obstruction of breathing, a class A misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment, a violation.

Bubis is charged with having several physical altercations with a 20-year-old female, damaging her personal […]

Hannibal man charged with driving while intoxicated in Lysander

State Police charged Ronald D. Bacon, 44, of 700 Harris Hill Road in Hannibal, with driving while intoxicated, and several counts of aggravated unlicensed operation.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at approximately 9:21 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on State Route 690 in the town of Lysander for operating with […]

Oswego man charged with DWAI-drugs in Kirkville

Sullivan based state police charged an Oswego man with DWAI-drugs after his vehicle was observed stuck in a ditch by a passing trooper Thursday evening in Kirkville.

At approximately 9 p.m. Feb. 16, Trooper Steven Fountain was patrolling on Bridgeport – Kirkville Road in Sullivan when he observed a 2001 Ford Expedition stuck in a […]

Lowville man arrested for exposing himself to teen

The New York State Police in Carthage arrested 31-year-old, Matthew T. Bruce of 8742 Mattis Road Lowville, NY for (2) counts of Public Lewdness, a class “B” misdemeanor and (1) count of Stalking 3rd Degree, a class “A” misdemeanor.

Bruce was charged after a weeklong investigation where he, on two occasions during this week, exposed […]

Syracuse man charged with felony DWI in Canastota

On Feb. 15, 2017, at approximately 3:50 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan J. Burgess, 31, of Syracuse, was found to be intoxicated. He was transported and processed at SP Syracuse, where his blood-alcohol content was determined to be 0.19 percent. Additionally, he […]

Miller issues statement on crime legislation

Brian Miller

Statement from Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford):

“As a body of statewide elected officials, it is our obligation to pass legislation that protects the safety of our residents. Today, Assembly Democrats failed the public by jeopardizing its safety. They submitted and passed a measure (A.4876) to send 16- and 17- year-old violent […]

Jefferson County woman arrested on animal cruelty charges

State Police arrested Josiphina K. Nelson, 45, from 32649 County Route 194 in Theresa, on (7) counts of NYS Agriculture and Markets Law §353 Torturing and Injuring animals; Failure to provide proper sustenance.

On Feb. 11, 2017, State Police responded to County Route 194 regarding the welfare of 7 horses on the property. Troopers, along […]

Schneiderman sues company from alleged scam of homeowners

Company Allegedly Solicited And Overcharged Dozens Of Homeowners For Forwarding Tax Exemption Applications To Nassau County Assessor’s Office

Schneiderman: Pernicious Scams Targeting Unsuspecting Homeowners Will Not Be Tolerated By My Office

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a lawsuit against STAR Exemption Advisor, YCA Corp. and its business owner Arie Gal, for allegedly scamming […]

Oneida Police Department blotter

On February 9, 2017, James D. Odom, 53, 231 N. Main St., Oneida, was issued tickets for aggravated unlicensed operator in the third degree, unlicensed operator and uninspected motor vehicle. He was turned over to the Rome Police Department on outstanding warrants.

On February 8, 2017, Jeffrey S. Mitchell, 44, 7172 Forbes Rd., Canastota, was […]

Schneiderman announces settlement with DeVry University

In Addition To Restitution, A.G. Settlement Requires Devry To Reform Advertising Practices And Pay $500,000 In Penalties, Fees, And Costs

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with for-profit education company DeVry Education Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries DeVry University, Inc. and DeVry/New York, Inc. (collectively, “DeVry”).

The settlement resolves an investigation that […]