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Post date: June 17 2016

Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Tickets Legislation

ALBANY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the passage of legislation to combat illegal ticket bots:

“For too long, unscrupulous ticket brokers have used illegal bots to scoop up tickets to popular events, denying ordinary fans the chance to buy them at a reasonable price. I commend Senator Lanza and Assemblyman Crespo for their strong leadership in passing this important bill that will provide law enforcement more tools to crack down on bots.

However, my office’s investigation and report show that bots are only part of the rigged ticketing game. I look forward to working with these legislative leaders, Assemblywoman Markey, Senator Squadron and Governor Cuomo toward additional solutions that will create a more fair, transparent and affordable ticket market."