Delaware State Auditor-Elect Lydia York

Delaware’s new state auditor to take office Jan. 3

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When Democrat Lydia York takes the oath of office on Jan. 3, she’ll be Delaware’s third auditor of accounts since October. She’ll take the reins from Dennis Greenhouse, who Gov. John Carney appointed after former Auditor Kathy McGuiness resigned following a misconduct scandal. For York, the gravity of the moment is still sinking in, she told Delaware LIVE News. “Each …

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Carney appoints placeholder to auditor’s office

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Gov. John Carney will appoint former state Auditor Dennis Greenhouse to serve the remainder of Kathy McGuiness’s term. McGuiness resigned Wednesday after being sentenced on two public corruption charges. “We’re grateful that Dennis is willing to serve the state of Delaware as the auditor of accounts, an office that he previously held,” Carney said in a news release. “As auditor, …

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McGuiness saves Carney the trouble, resigns immediately

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has resigned. Gov. John Carney will name a replacement to serve the remainder of her term, which ends in January 2023. The surprise announcement comes after McGuiness’s attorney, Steve Wood, told the court during McGuiness’s sentencing hearing that she submitted a letter of resignation to Carney indicating she planned to step down Nov. 4. RELATED: …

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No jail time for ‘deeply remorseful’ McGuiness

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware state Auditor Kathy McGuiness will not see the inside of a jail cell after being sentenced on two misdemeanor public corruption charges Wednesday. Prosecutors asked the judge to impose a 30-day prison sentence. Instead, she’ll face one year of probation, a $10,000 fine, and 500 hours of community service. McGuiness plans to appeal her convictions to the Delaware Supreme …

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McGuiness deserves to be behind bars, prosecutors say

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If prosecutors have their way, state Auditor Kathy McGuiness will see prison time for her misdemeanor corruption convictions. McGuiness is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty in July of official misconduct and conflict of interest stemming from her decision to hire her daughter to work in the auditor’s office. The jury acquitted McGuiness of charges of theft …

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McGuiness to be sentenced Wednesday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness will be sentenced Wednesday on two misdemeanor charges. In July, McGuiness was found guilty of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. Each conviction comes with a possible prison term of one year, though political observers believe her punishment will …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

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Next in McGuiness saga: Sentencing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A sentencing date has been set in the case of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  In July, McGuiness was found guilty on charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. She will be sentenced on the conflict of interest and official misconduct charges Wednesday, Oct. …

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McGuiness is McGone

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness, who in July was convicted of three misdemeanor corruption charges, later reduced to two by the judge, has lost her primary election to Democratic Party-endorsed candidate Lydia York. York won in a landslide, carrying nearly 70% of the vote. The result brings an end to the speculation over how Gov. John Carney will go about removing …

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McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

In a rare move, the Delaware Democratic Party has endorsed a primary challenger over a sitting statewide-elected Democrat. The state party’s 25-member executive committee unanimously voted last week to endorse Lydia York, a candidate for auditor of accounts, over incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, structuring, and conflict …