Ocean View woman sent to prison for $1.1 million embezzlement

Ocean View woman embezzled $1.1 million from Bethany company

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An Ocean View woman who embezzled $1.1 million from the business she worked for is headed to federal prison for more than four years. Joan Donald, 55, was sentenced to 51 months on federal wire fraud and evasion charges stemming from embezzlement at high-end interior design and construction company Dovetail Inc. in Bethany Beach. According to court documents and court …

A Wilmington woman will go to federal prison for 31 months for lying on applications for COVID relief funds and accepting the money.

Delaware woman sent to prison for COVID relief funds theft

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  A Wilmington woman was sentenced this week to 31 months in jail for applying for and taking $246,000 in false claims for federal COVID-19 relief funds. Ana Soto, 41, who formerly lived in Newark, submitted 17 fraudulent  loan applications for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. She had applied for as much as $746,000 in small …

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Newark woman pleads guilty to illegally taking COVID-19 money

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Ana Soto of Newark pleaded guilty to lying on applications for payroll protection loans.     A Newark woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 payroll protection money and then illegally spending the $246,000. Ana Soto, 41, last week pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. She faces a maximum penalty of …

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Newark man indicted for possessing, distributing child porn

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    A 34-year-old Newark man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wilmington for distributing and possessing child pornography. Melvin Janvier III has been in state custody since his arrest on July 20, 2021, according to a press release from David C. Weiss, U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. “The production, distribution and collection of child …

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2 men sent to prison in Delaware’s largest heroin, fentanyl case

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The 2 men were arrested in what officials say was Delaware’s largest heroin and fentanyl seizure. Photo by Sora Shimazaki of Pexels Two New Castle men have been sentenced to prison, one for 10 years and one for 7, in a drug case involving more than $1 million of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl-laced pills. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. …