Three Plattsburgh, New York, taxi cab companies will pay financial penalties for taking advantage of illegal immigrants fleeing the United States for Canada through practices including price gouging, the New York Attorney General’s office said on Wednesday.
“It’s no secret that we’ve seen intense fear in immigrant communities across New York in recent months. To take advantage of that fear for financial gain is simply unconscionable,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in the statement.
“My office won’t hesitate to crack down on those seeking to take advantage of this climate of fear.”
As part of the settlement, the Plattsburgh companies will pay penalties ranging from $350 to $2,500.
Yep, the State Attorney General has issued a press release over finding someone $350.
I’m not entirely linked into the New York State election cycle so when is it Schneiderman either has to run for office or try to move up a step?