Former NY Attorney General Schneiderman Loses Law License Over Abuse

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will lose his law license for a year beginning on May 28 after admitting to physical and emotional abuse of three women, according to a court filing (pdf). Schneiderman resigned from his post in May 2018 after The New Yorker published an article detailing allegations of abuse by him of multiple women. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute him six months later, citing statutes of limitations and other matters. The one-year suspension was agreed upon by Schneiderman as part of disciplinary proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department. As part of the deal, Schneiderman admitted to the physical abuse. The punishment against him was softened due to lack of prior offenses and his having committed to mental health and alcoholism treatment. “Respondent’s admitted misconduct involves verbal and emotional abuse, and unwanted physical contact with three women. …

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