Via America’s Lawyer: While the federal government is working to ease the rules for payday lenders, the state of New York is cracking down hard on these predators. Mike Papantonio explains more.

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And finally tonight, some good news. While the federal government is working to ease the rules for payday lenders, the state of New York is cracking down hard on these predators. New York financial regulators have announced a massive investigation into the payday loan industry for violating the laws by charging enormous interest rates. Payday lending is actually illegal in the state of New York, but several smaller lenders are believed to be making these loans to individuals while charging interest rates so high that the trapped borrower in an endless cycle of debt can never find their way out. This investigation can help free countless New York citizens from the grips of this industry and put an end to the payday lending industry in this state for good.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.