NYC Official Rips State Deal With Sandy Gougers As Too Weak

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT) -- Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's announcement that 29 downstate gas stations have been tied to illegal price gouging after Superstorm Sandy drew praise from many Empire State lawmakers, but one New York City official blasted the outcome as a half-measure at best and called for criminal penalties.

Queens Democratic City Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr. took to Twitter on Friday morning after the state's top cop announced settlements with 25 gas stations — and lawsuits against four more — to rip the fruits of the investigation....
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