Former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face any criminal charges relating to an investigation over allegations he physically abused multiple former girlfriends.
In a statement, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said the decision comes, "Following an exhaustive review, evaluation of the facts, the law, and applicable statutes of limitations."
The DA added, "I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team, however legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution. Our investigation also highlighted deficiencies in New York law for which I have drafted remedial legislation."
The Nassau County DA also said her investigation found no misconduct by Schneiderman's staff.
Schneiderman, in a statement issued Thursday morning, acknowledged his wrongdoing for the first time.
"I recognize that District Attorney Singas decision not to prosecute does not mean I have done nothing wrong. I accept full responsibility for my conduct in my relationships with my accusers, and for the impact it had on them," said Schneiderman.
He continued, "After spending time in a rehab facility, I am committed to a lifelong path of recovery and making amends to those I have harmed. I apologize for any and all pain that I have caused, and I apologize to the people of the State of New York for disappointing them after they put their trust in me."
Singas was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo after the New Yorker ran an article in May detailing allegations abuse against Schneiderman by four women. Schneiderman stepped down the day the article was published.
Meanwhile, acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood says she will return to her previous job as State Solicitor General when Letitia James takes office in January. Underwood took over the role after Schneiderman resigned over the abuse allegations.
She tweeted it's clear that James is committed to continuing and expanding the office's efforts to protect New Yorkers and fight for equal justice for all.
James was elected State Attorney General on Tuesday.