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The state of New York has received a middling grade for its civil forfeiture laws from a Virginia-based public interest law firm.

In the third edition of its “Policing for Profit” report, the Institute for Justice (IJ) has given New York a “C” grade for its asset forfeiture laws, praising the state for a recent set of reforms that strengthened transparency requirements, while calling for more change to the state’s forfeiture laws.

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pexels-jeshootscom-834892-300x200New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced the arrest of two Pearl River-based contractors for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance as required by law.

Peter McCann and Kathryn McCann, both of Pearl River, NY, were arraigned in court on charges of failure to secure compensation and two counts of fraudulent practices. The press did not name an attorney for them.

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pexels-karolina-grabowska-4386367-300x200A New York man has been arrested and charged for allegedly filing false tax returns and repeatedly claiming multi-million dollar tax refunds based on bogus income and withholdings.

Jameen Walker was charged with one count of making a false claim, three counts of subscribing to false tax returns, and one count of theft of government funds. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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milivoj-kuhar-Te48TPzdcU8-unsplash-300x200The Office of the New York State Inspector General announced the arrest of a Schenectady drywall installer accused of failing to provide his employees with legally required workers’ compensation insurance.

Dennis R. Hammonds, 40, was arrested on two counts of failure to secure compensation. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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christian-wiediger-rymh7EZPqRs-unsplash-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of four Rockland County brothers accused of trying to systematically defraud the online retail giant Amazon.

The four men—Yoel Abraham, Zishe Abraham, Heshl Abraham, and Shmuel Abraham—were arrested by federal agents on August 19 and charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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