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New York Atty. General Schneiderman pushing for banks to take over ‘zombie houses’

By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a statewide effort to combat so-called zombie properties by encouraging the state legislature to pass the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act he proposed earlier this year. Schneiderman announced that the city councils of Albany, Poughkeepsie,…

Co-chair of new task force promises to dig into ‘every aspect’ of housing crisis

Three years after he first promised to investigate the housing crisis, President Obama has finally announced the creation of a task force to examine mortgage and securitization fraud. One of the co-chairs of the new commission, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Sunday to discuss…