New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned Monday evening after allegations surfaced that he had assaulted four women with whom he had romantic relationships or encounters.
“It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as attorney general for the people of the state of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “While these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office’s work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.”
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