DOJ’s Fraud Division Secure Revocations Against Cartel & Trafficking-linked Business Entities

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The Delaware Department of Justice has secured revocations of corporate charters or certificates of formation on multiple Delaware-registered business entities that are connected to criminal entities. This includes a Venezuelan cartel and a federally sanctioned online pharmacy based in Argentina. After a November hearing, the Delaware Court of Chancery canceled the corporate charter of Water…

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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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More Phone Scams Circulate In Del.

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Two telephone scams are growing in frequency in Delaware as 2021 gets underway. According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, State Police and the Department of Correction, callers are threatening probationers with re-arrest for allegedly committing new crimes. One caller pressed a person to deliver cash at a specific location. Scammers sometimes spoof their phone…

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Del., Md. Join Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

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The attorneys general of Delaware and Maryland have joined an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The social media giant is accused of violating anti-trust acts and has what the prosecutors say amounts to an illegal monopoly. According to Delaware AG Kathy Jennings, Facebook “knowingly, openly and illegally made digital hostages of its users and developers over…

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Man Who Pointed Gun At Political Rally Faces Charges

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A man seen on widely-shared social media photos taking out a handgun and pointing it toward others at a political rally is facing charges. The Delaware Attorney General’s Office says 60-year-old Michael Hastings of Dover has been indicted by a New Castle County grand jury for reckless endangering and possession of a firearm during commission…

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Del. AG Announces Lawsuit Over USPS Changes

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Delaware is one of several states suing the United States Postal Service over reported deliberate disruptions in operations during the pandemic. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings was joined by several elected officials in announcing the lawsuit. She spoke of President Trump’s statement on national television about his opposition to mail-in voting and perceived intent to…

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Delaware Attorney General joins 32 other states to urge online businesses to prevent price gouging

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings joined 32 other Attorneys General urging Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price gouging practices by online sellers using their services. “We want the business community and American consumers to know that we endeavor to balance the twin imperatives of commerce and consumer protection in the…

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Delaware joins multi-state investigation into JUUL vaping

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced that Delaware has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth. The investigation also concerns claims regarding nicotine content, statements regarding the risks and safety of e-cigarettes, and the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation devices.…

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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 Attorney General suing pharma family over their role in the opioid crisis

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday sued seven members of the Sackler family for their alleged role in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis in Delaware. The individuals named in the Delaware Superior Court complaint controlled and directed opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s two-decade course of falsely and deceptively marketing opioids, sowing the seeds of an epidemic…

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DE Part of National Coalition to Reach Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings Monday announced a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into the largest-ever breach of consumer data. Under the terms of the settlement, Equifax agreed to provide a single Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million—with $300 million dedicated to consumer redress. If the $300 million is…

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New Delaware AG Announces Criminal Prosecution Reform

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Delaware’s Attorney General Kathy Jennings has announced her first major step since being sworn in to the position earlier this year. AG Jennings has unveiled internal reform measures for criminal prosecution that her office says will divert low level offenders and shift focus toward more violent crime. The Department of Justice says the guidelines laid…

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DE AG Jennings Joins Lawsuit to Force Trump EPA to Comply with Federal Laws on Smog Pollution

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings joined a multi-state coalition of six states and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit aimed at forcing the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comply with federal law by requiring further controls on smog pollution that blows into neighboring states. The coalition is challenging the Trump EPA’s 2018 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule “Close-Out”…

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Delaware Part of Settlement of Fraud Suit With Walgreens

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday that Delaware has joined the United States, the District of Columbia, and all 49 other States in settling allegations against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).  The agreement in principle settles allegations of fraudulently over dispensing insulin pens and violating the False Claims Act for billing Medicaid at rates higher than…

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