Acting Attorney General named after Schneiderman resignation

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An acting Attorney General has been named the day after disgraced prosecutor Eric Schneiderman resigned amid abuse allegations.

Solicitor General Barbara Underwood will take over the AG’s duties, according to the New York Daily News.

Underwood has argued 20 cases in front of the Supreme Court.

She was appointed Solicitor General in 2007.

Four women have accused Schneiderman – once considered a champion of the #MeToo movement – of physical abuse.

Two of the four women, who spoke on the record with The New Yorker, say Schneiderman would repeatedly hit them, often times after drinking.

They did not report the abuse to police at first for fear of reprisal, but two women sought medical attention for having been slapped hard across the face and ear, and having been choked, The New Yorker reported on Monday.

Schneiderman denies the allegations.

Additional details on Underwood’s appointment are available on the New York Daily News website.

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