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Delaware joins nationwide task force to cut down on scam calls

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

Even in a time of stark political division, there is thing almost everybody can agree on: scam calls suck. In that vein, Delaware has joined a nationwide task force to cut down on illegal robocalls. Comprised of 50 attorneys general from across the United States, the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force will investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies …

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DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett will pay $20 million to resolve allegations of discrimination against Black and Latino homebuyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice announced this week. Attorneys general in the three states accused Trident Mortgage Company of redlining in the greater Philadelphia region, including New Castle County. Redlining, in the …

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Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach

Charles Megginson Headlines, Business

Delaware will receive $450,000 out of an $8 million multi-state settlement with a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain after a data breach compromised some 34 million payment cards. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Wawa Inc. failed to take reasonable security measures to prevent such a data breach and therefore violated state consumer protection and personal information protection laws.  Under the settlement, …

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AG Jennings announces 76 felony gun charges in Dover

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 77 charges against nine defendants accused of conducting straw purchases of at least 12 firearms in the Dover area. Of the 77 charges, 76 are felony charges. “There’s no question that guns — and by extension, gun trafficking — are driving violent crime in Delaware,” Jennings said during a press conference. “Straw purchases …

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McGuiness trial up in air as prosecutors ponder venue change

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The trial against Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness got off to a rocky start Tuesday after her defense team argued the case should be heard in Kent County rather than New Castle County. Rule 18 of the Superior Court says that in most cases, a prosecution shall be held in the county in which the offense or offenses are alleged …

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3 bills filed to protect students from sexual predators

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Photo/Pixabay In response to recent cases of sexual misconduct by faculty and staff in Delaware schools, state lawmakers filed three bills Monday to keep students safe from sexual predators. A virtual press conference was held Monday where several legislators, Attorney General Kathy Jennings and representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children spoke about the need for …

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TurboTax owner to pay $400K to Delawareans after ‘misleading’ users

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday that Intuit Inc., the company behind online tax filing software TurboTax, will pay more than $400,000 to low-income Delaware residents who were deceived by the company. The settlement comes as part of a $141 million agreement between the attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Intuit.  Intuit must also …

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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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Purdue Pharma agrees to new opioid settlement after Delaware, other states appeal

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family could pay up to $6 billion for the OxyContin maker’s role in the deadly opioid epidemic, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday. If approved, Delaware would receive nearly $50 million under the terms of the tentative settlement that includes almost all U.S. states and thousands of local governments. Jennings and eight other attorneys general …

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Jennings: 5 charged for buying guns for others

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 91 felony charges against five defendants accused of illegally purchasing more than 60 firearms for others. Two of the guns have already taken lives, Jennings said, including one in a Dover homicide and another in a New Castle County suicide.  “Several more have been recovered in search warrants executed as far away …