Created: 10/08/2013 8:04 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
New York state's attorney general is going after the Internet's biggest short-term rental site, Airbnb.
According to a person familiar with the investigation who is not authorized to speak about it, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed data about thousands of New Yorkers who rented out their apartments or rooms to strangers using the site. A state law makes it illegal to sublet space for fewer than 30 days if occupants are not present.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says the California-based company will fight the legal action "with everything we've got."
The company says New York's attorney general is targeting a small number of hosts who may have abused the law by renting out their homes for longer periods of time without being there.