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      New York attorney general is helping soldiers retrieve cars

      New York's attorney general has stepped in to help Fort Drum soldiers returning from overseas retrieve personal vehicles.

      Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office says more than 176 military personnel found their cars and trucks had not been well maintained after being moved to other locations in Oswego and Lackona from storage in Watertown.

      Members of Schneiderman's staff took possession of files from now defunct Fort Drum Storage LLP last week and say at least 16 vehicles have been returned to owners.

      The office says soldiers can leave cars at the current warehouse and negotiate terms with Laser Transit, move them to a free unsecured lot on post or make other private arrangements.

      They are setting up website to help owners locate their cars, but the website is not publically available yet.

      A base spokesman says the issue involved a private company using the fort's name.