In Jail For Credit Card Use, Woman Sues NY For Prison Rape; Wins
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Albany, N.Y. (13WHAM-TV/AP) — A judge has ordered the state to pay more than $ 600,000 to an Albany woman who was raped five years ago by a guard in an Orleans County prison.

The Times Union of Albany reports that the judgment was handed down this week by Court of Claims Judge Philip J. Patti.

Court records say the woman was raped in June 2007 at Albion state prison by Donald Lasker, who was later fired and sentenced to two months of weekends in jail.

The woman was incarcerated for a probation violation on her conviction for unauthorized use of a credit card.

The newspaper reports that an earlier attempted rape was disrupted by a prison sergeant, but no action was taken to discipline Lasker, who had been under investigation for allegedly raping another female inmate.

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CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Credit card interest rates …
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/PRNewswire/ — Interest rates on new credit card offers remained at 15 percent Wednesday for the fifth straight week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.  

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The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation.

Rates for card categories tracked by CreditCards.com are listed below:

Credit Card Averages
Avg. APR Last week 6 months ago
National Average 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Low Interest 10.40% 10.40% 10.40%

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