Former New York AG Schneiderman won't face charges after abuse allegations
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Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) will not face criminal charges over allegations that he physically abused multiple women, the prosecutor handling the case announced Thursday.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement obtained by The Hill that she determined a case could not be brought against the former attorney general following interviews with Schneiderman's former employees, witnesses and others.

"I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with their attorneys," Singas said. "I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team, however legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution."


Schneiderman, who resigned in May hours after The New Yorker published claims from four women who said the then-attorney general physically abused them, acknowledged Singas's decision on Thursday.

The former attorney general said in a statement reported by CNN that he accepted "full responsibility for my conduct in my relationships with my accusers, and for the impact it had on them."

Two of the women who spoke on the record alleged that Schneiderman hit them, often after drinking and in the bedroom.

Schneiderman pushed back against the allegations earlier this year, denying that he committed assault or engaged in nonconsensual sex.

The former attorney general had emerged as one of the most prominent opponent's of the Trump administration. He had sued the federal government over numerous policies, from environmental regulations being rolled back to Trump's travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

He also secured a $25 million settlement from Trump in a lawsuit over the president's shuttered Trump University program.

Letitia James was elected New York attorney general on Tuesday, winning 62 percent of the vote. With her victory, James became the first African American woman elected to statewide office in New York.