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New York’s Schneiderman Expands Financial Crimes Unit

New York’s Schneiderman Expands Financial Crimes Unit

New York Attorney General Schneiderman expanded an existing criminal bureau to include a focus on financial wrongdoing two years after Governor Andrew Cuomo created a regulator with a similar mandate.

Gary Fishman, 44, a former state prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, will serve as chief of the Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau, an expansion of the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau, the attorney general’s office said yesterday in a statement.

“Financial industry leaders who play by the rules deserve a level playing field, and those bad actors who seek to take advantage of their competitors and their neighbors must be stopped and punished,” Schneiderman said in the statement.