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New York State AG declares war on fraud?





deanhills
Wonder whether this is just a nice political propaganda move, or whether Attorney General Eric Schneiderman means serious business to get rid of fraud in New York. Has to be also a kind'a insult to his predecessor, Andrew Cuomo (who has just been elected Governor of NY) who obviously, by implication, must not have done a good job at tackling fraud while he was Attorney General?

Quote:
Scammers beware - the state's top lawyer is after you.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Thursday declared war on pension abusers, tax frauds and corrupt contractors by forming a unit to go after government cheats.

"We are going to go after them with every tool we have and they are going to pay the price," he said.

The new Taxpayer Protection Unit marks his first major move since taking office earlier this month. He is also expanding the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with "dozens" of prosecutors, investigators and auditors.

The AG will rely on whistleblowers, saying the recently enhanced False Claims Act will allow him to go after out-of-state corporate tax schemers and subcontractors.

Source: NYDailyNews.com
coolclay
That's always good news. The first step of getting ours and any government financially viable is to filter out those parasitically feeding on and abusing the system. The problem is it costs just as much usually, if not more to do so, but at least once people realize they won't get away with it, maybe enforcement could be decreased, though doubtful. Regardless its a step in the right direction!
deanhills
coolclay wrote:
That's always good news. The first step of getting ours and any government financially viable is to filter out those parasitically feeding on and abusing the system. The problem is it costs just as much usually, if not more to do so, but at least once people realize they won't get away with it, maybe enforcement could be decreased, though doubtful. Regardless its a step in the right direction!
I don't understand how they would ever manage to get away from "corruption", especially since plenty of that would have had to happen for him to have become AG in the first place. I'm sure there must have been plenty of favours that he had to line up in order to secure his nomination and appointment. I'm not an expert, but politically wise in New York, it is never that simple that one can get away completely from corruption, even if one tries. It is a popular line however, and does look good for ratings.
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