Smyrna Detective Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges

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A detective with the Smyrna Police Department has been arrested on charges of violations of federal child sexual exploitation laws. US Attorney for the District of Delaware officials say 33 year old Michael Kealty distributed child porn through his Snapchat account in August of this year. Federal agents went into his home with a search…

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Dover-Area Drug Trafficking Organization Charged by Federal Indictment

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A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment last week charged three men from Dover and one from Middletown with conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl along with other drug and gun crimes. Officials say the amount of fentanyl seized from this organization is the largest know fentanyl seizure in Delaware history. According to…

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Wilmington Man Sentenced for Drug & Weapons Offenses

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and weapons charges. According to court documents, 38 year old Mandingo Joseph was arrested last December by DEA agents. A search of Joseph’s home turned up over 2400 fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, fentanyl,…

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USADE Announces Election Officer For November 2022 General Election

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Assistant US Attorney Claudia Pare has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the District of Delaware in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the November 8th General Election. She will be responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of election day complaints of voting rights concerns, threats of…

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Dover Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

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A Dover man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for impersonating a federal officer. Court documents say 50 year old David Perrera contacted a Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee from Delaware pretending to be a member of the US Marshals Service in order to obtain personal information about another person – including their…

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Seaford Man Sentenced for Defrauding Social Security Administration

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A Seaford man has been sentenced to 30 days in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for defrauding Social Security Administration (SSA) of nearly $150,000. The sentence was pronounced by Chief U.S. District Judge Colm F. Connolly. Court documents show 42 year old Marques Fountain collected another man’s Social Security retirement benefits after…

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Former Milford Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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A former Delaware doctor was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for unlawful drug distribution and maintaining a drug-involved premises. Patrick Titus, 58, of Milford, was convicted by a federal jury in July 2021 of 13 counts of unlawfully distributing and dispensing controlled substances and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises. “This sentence…

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Downstate Corporate Secretary Pleads Guilty to Willfully Failing to Pay Over $930,000 in Payroll Taxes Withheld from Employees

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David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a Harrington, Delaware woman pleaded guilty today to intentionally failing to pay employment taxes on behalf of a local business.  U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark accepted the plea. According to court documents, Sara Collins, 49, served as the Corporate Secretary of…

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Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

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A Seaford man has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return for 2015 – and admitted to outstanding tax liabilities for 2013, 2014 and 2016.  DOJ officials say 49 year old Lorne “Bob” Adams omitted about $165,000 in income – he has agreed to make over $112,000 in restitution to the IRS.  Adams faces…

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NJ Man Pleads Guilty in DSU Bribery Scheme

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A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery in connection with programs receiving federal funds.  Stephen Williams of Neptune, NJ is the co-defendant of Crystal Martin, the Delaware State University administrator who pleaded guilty to the same bribery scheme last month.  Williams, who according to court documents was the mastermind of…

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Felton Man Charged in Florida Tax Scheme

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Three men, including a man from Felton, Delaware, have been indicted on charges related to the preparation and filing of false tax returns in Florida.  The US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and IRS officials say that Olry Maurival of West Palm Beach ran a tax preparation business.  He and two others –…

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