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New York Attorney General Sets Enforcement Sights on Cryptocurrency Platforms

New York AG Letitia James directed two cryptocurrency lending platforms to cease sales of unregistered virtual or cryptocurrency lending products, which allegedly violate New York’s Martin Act that is intended to protect the investing public, and ordered three other platforms that sell similar products to provide information about their activities and products.

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Democratic AGs Seek Review of Sweeping U.S. Postal Service Changes

A group of 20 Democratic AGs, led by New York AG Letitia James and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission urging that it order the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) to request an advisory opinion regarding the Postmaster General’s strategic ten-year plan for USPS.

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New York Attorney General Ramps Up Securities Enforcement of Cryptocurrency Companies

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with Chinese-language news and social media company GTV Media Group and its parent company Saraca Media Group, Inc. (collectively, “GTV”) to resolve allegations that GTV sold stock and cryptocurrencies without registering as securities dealers and/or commodities broker-dealers in violation of the state’s Martin Act.

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Alleged Scammer Used Low-Income Individuals’ Personal Information to Submit $4 Million in False Claims

New York AG Letitia James sued Leslie Montgomery, d/b/a Healthy Living Community Center, and several companies owned and controlled by her, including LCM Livery P/U, Inc. (collectively “Montgomery”), over allegations that Montgomery used fraudulently obtained personal information to submit false claims to a Medicaid-funded organization in violation of the New York State False Claims Act,…

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UnitedHealth Settles Allegations It Wrongfully Reduced or Denied Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coverage

New York AG Letitia James and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) reached a settlement with health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. and related entities (collectively “UHG”) to resolve allegations that it wrongfully reduced or denied mental health and substance abuse coverage for thousands of consumers in violation of both New York and federal behavioral-health parity laws, the New York Insurance Law, and other state statutory violations.

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