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Ex-New York Attorney General Schneiderman Escapes Abuse Charges

Ex-New York Attorney General Schneiderman Escapes Abuse Charges

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is off the hook on criminal abuse charges after a six-month investigation found he could not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations on the charges.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Thursday that Schneiderman would not be charged for allegedly threatening and physically abusing several women, and that she was closing the case.

“Following an exhaustive review, evaluation of the facts, the law, and applicable statutes of limitations, I have concluded our investigation into the allegations of physical abuse allegedly committed by former New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman without criminal charges,” Singas said in a statement.

The Nassau County District Attorney said she “personally interviewed each of the women” accusing Schneiderman and “their attorneys,” state attorney general’s office employees, Schneiderman’s security detail, and people identified as witnesses.

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

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