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DOJ seeks public’s assistance in Sussex County sexual abuse case

Charles Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Major Foster The Delaware Department of Justice is asking individuals who have been victims of abuse by an Ellendale pastor to come forward and assist in his prosecution. Major Foster, a Lincoln man, is facing pending charges after allegedly inappropriately touching multiple women during his time as pastor at Ellendale’s Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church. Foster was indicted in November by …

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Delaware DOJ civil rights division secures felony hate crime conviction

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Thursday announced the Department of Justice’s first felony hate crime trial conviction by the agency’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust. Defendant Matthew Gregg was convicted by a New Castle County jury on charges of hate crimes, harassment, and terroristic threatening after repeatedly verbally attacking a member of Gov. John Carney’s staff, an African …

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AG Jennings announces formation of Human Trafficking Unit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced the formation of a dedicated unit within the Delaware Department of Justice to investigate instances of human trafficking. The unit will be aptly named the Human Trafficking Unit, or HTU. “Human trafficking is among the direst human rights crises of this century,” Jennings said in a statement announcing the unit’s formation. “Awareness has …

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State to perform quarterly audits of COVID relief, infrastructure funds

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Utah778/Getty Images Pro. Delaware has set aside more than $3 million to audit agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive funding from federal infrastructure and COVID relief bills.  The state will perform quarterly reviews of agencies and organizations receiving funds to monitor the efficacy of investments and ensure compliance. Behind those efforts is Claire DeMatteis, senior counsel and special …

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McGuiness’ lawyer asks state to pay him $550 an hour

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Updated on 10/18/21 at 5:02 p.m. to include the Delaware DOJ’s response to McGuiness’ petition. State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has requested the state foot the bill for her legal representation after being indicted on a slew of felony and misdemeanor corruption charges. In a separate motion, McGuiness’ attorney asked the court to sanction Attorney General …

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Woman who didn’t clean houses agrees to make restitution

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

(Photo by Pixabay from Pexels) A woman who took money to clean houses but never cleaned them has agreed to make restitution, some victims have been told. But some expect little, if any, money to be returned. They also said that Susan Losey has been charged with three felonies and has accepted a plea deal. A spokesman for Delaware Department …