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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:14 PM

Ex-NY Attorney General Schneiderman will not face criminal charges

Source: Reuters

U.S. NOVEMBER 8, 2018 / 12:35 PM / UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO

Ex-NY Attorney General Schneiderman will not face criminal charges

Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors said on Thursday they have decided not to bring criminal charges against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned in May after four women accused him of physical abuse.

The decision was announced by Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, who was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to investigate the allegations shortly after Schneiderman’s sudden May 7 resignation.

Singas said she personally interviewed Schneiderman’s accusers and found them credible, but that state law made it impossible to bring criminal charges.

“I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team. However legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution,” Singas said in a statement.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-schneiderman/ex-ny-attorney-general-schneiderman-will-not-face-criminal-charges-idUSKCN1ND2KE

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