Former DE Corrections Officer Indicted in Death of K9 Lux

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A former Delaware Correctional Officer and K-9 handler has been indicted on charges related to the death of 4-year old K-9 Lux. Officials in the Attorney General’s office say the DOJ’s Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust indicted 45 year old Darrel Wiley for leaving Lux confined and unattended in an official vehicle while…

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DE AG’s Office Issues Cease & Desist Orders in ‘Pig Butchering Scam’

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The Attorney General’s office has issued a cease and desist order against 23 entities and individuals involved in a “pig butchering scam.” The AG’s office describes this as a cryptocurrency scam where victims are groomed over time to make investments using cryptocurrency only to find what they thought what was a safe investment was a…

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Op. “Rise-N-Shyne” Results In 50+ Arrests

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An investigation by Dover Police and other agencies into illegal gang activity and drug distribution has resulted in more than 50 arrests. Police said Thursday “Operation Rise N Shyne” began in early 2020 in response to an increase in violent crime. A multi-agency warrant round-up was completed in mid-November. Suspects from Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina,…

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MD AG Frosh Pushing for Mail-In 2020 General Election

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Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today released the following statement: “We cannot overstate the devastating consequences likely to result if the State of Maryland does not plan now to mail every voter a ballot for the 2020 Presidential General Election.” “That is what the Maryland Association of Elections Officials, representing every single one of our state’s 24…

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AG Jennings Urges Court to Reject Purdue Pharma’s Request to Stop Lawsuits

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings, along with a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general, filed today two briefs opposing a request by Purdue Pharma to stop all lawsuits against the company and the Sackler family. “The Sacklers extracted up to $13 billion from Purdue while drugs like OxyContin wreaked havoc on Delaware,” said Attorney General Jennings.…

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Delaware AG Warns of Summer Vacation Rental Scams

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The Attorney General’s Office is out with a warning for Delawareans looking for a vacation rental this summer. The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is warning that scammers are operating rental schemes, by finding legitimate rental postings and capturing the information and photos of the property, then posting them on Craigslist…

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Criminal Justice Town Hall Meeting Wednesday in Seaford

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There will be a Criminal Justice Town Hall Meeting with Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30pm at the Seaford City Hall.  The public is invited – bring your questions.   The town hall meeting will also be streamed on the AG’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/DE.AttorneyGeneral/  

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Dover Man Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians with Car

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The Delaware Department of Justice says 52-year-old William Smith of Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced for an August 2018 incident that injured two female pedestrians in a crosswalk at the intersection of Route 13 and Denneys Road in Dover. Smith pled guilty to two counts of vehicular assault in the first degree and…

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$575 Million Settlement with Wells Fargo for Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices

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Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced a multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. (Wells Fargo) resolving claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by: 1)    Opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent; 2)    Improperly referring customers for enrollment in third-party…

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OC Brothers Charged in Cigarette Trafficking Operation in NY

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Two Ocean City men have been charged with criminal tax fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for their involvement in a cigarette trafficking operation that ran between Virginia and Kings County, New York.  47 year old Basel Ramadan and his 45 year old brother, Samir were charged in Kings County Supreme Court in New York.  Earlier…

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DE AG Denn Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors & Retailers

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Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn has filed a lawsuit against some of the country’s largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription opioid drugs.  He alleges that they have failed to meet their legal obligations which has fueled an opioid addiction epidemic in Delaware.  Denn is seeking to hold the companies financially responsible for the harm…

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