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January 10, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission and New York state authorities are investigating banks whose loans financed improper mutual fund trading, SEC enforcement chief Stephen Cutler said. Bank of America Corp. and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce are among those drawing scrutiny in the probe of the $7.2-trillion mutual fund industry, a person familiar with the fund investigation said.
December 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition. An anonymous collector bought the pricey potable Saturday at Christie's sale of wines and spirits. The bottle was distilled at Macallan in Scotland in 1926, bottled in 1986 and rebottled in 2002. Prohibition ended in 1933, but New York state did not allow auctions of spirits until this year.
April 1, 1993 | Associated Press
The former chief judge of New York state pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to kidnap his former lover's daughter, and admitted harassing them for more than a year. Sol Wachtler, 62, entered his plea in U.S. District Court two months before his scheduled trial in a case that ended his legal career. Wachtler pleaded guilty to mail harassment. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a five-count indictment against him. He faces up to five years in prison.
July 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Internet giant Yahoo Inc. plans to open a data center in western New York state. Gov. David Paterson said the center in Lockport, north of Buffalo, was expected to begin operating in January 2011 and would create about 125 jobs. The governor said construction of the center, housing computer systems and other equipment, was expected to begin in the fall.
August 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A parole board will not reconsider its decision to release a 1960s radical involved in an armored car heist in which two police officers and a security guard were killed, despite demands by a police union. Kathy Boudin, 60, was granted parole Wednesday after serving 22 years on a 20-year-to-life sentence. She will be out by Oct. 1. The New York State Fraternal Order of Police demanded another hearing, but parole board spokesman Thomas Grant said there was no legal basis to do so.
June 22, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Animal rights groups are seeking to ban foie gras production in New York, one of the leading U.S. producing states, arguing that overfeeding birds to fatten their livers makes the animals sick. The Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups filed a formal action with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to stop the practice under a state law that makes it illegal to produce food from diseased animals.
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