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Auditor McGuiness files for re-election

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness Embattled State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness has filed for re-election. First elected in 2018, Delaware’s first female auditor of accounts was indicted in Oct. 2021 on a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges. McGuiness is the first statewide-elected official in Delaware history to be indicted while in office. The charges allege McGuiness broke the law by …

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Judge denies request to dismiss McGuiness charge

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness walks out of the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington alongside her attorney, Steve Wood, after a pre-trial hearing on April 7, 2022. (Charlie Megginson, Delaware LIVE News) State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness’ request to dismiss the felony intimidation charge she faces was denied Monday. McGuiness is under indictment on a slew of felony …

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McGuiness waits for ruling on charge dismissal, trial date

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness walks out of the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington alongside her attorney, Steve Wood, after a pre-trial hearing on April 7, 2022. State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness’s attorney on Thursday asked a judge to consider pretrial motions to dismiss one of the charges she faces and compel the state to hand over information. …

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Judge to consider motion to dismiss McGuiness charges

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness. Image from the Auditor’s website. Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness will face a judge for the first time Thursday after being indicted on multiple corruption charges last October.  While the trial won’t begin until May 16, Thursday’s hearing will address pretrial motions, including one from McGuiness’s defense team to dismiss the charges against her.  McGuiness …

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Carney allows McGuiness to hire outside lawyer for Medicaid audit

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State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has been granted permission to hire outside counsel in her office’s ongoing subpoena case with the Department of Health and Social Services. Her office has been trying since May to get DHSS to hand over documents necessary to complete a performance audit of the agency’s Medicaid eligibility programs. McGuiness says she’s faced obstacles while conducting audits …

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Mail-in ballots, paid leave, police reform top 2022 legislative agenda

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State legislators will be back in session in a little more than a month. Photo by Aimintang/Getty Images Signature In five weeks, Delaware’s 151st General Assembly will kick off its 2022 legislative session with many Democratic legislators looking to advance progressive causes that have previously struggled to gain traction.  Democrats control both chambers of the General Assembly by wide margins.  …

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Judge issues gag order over McGuiness case

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Prosecution and defense attorneys will no longer be able to comment publicly on the McGuiness case. Those involved in State Auditor Kathy McGuiness’s criminal proceedings will no longer be able to comment publicly on the case after Superior Court Judge William Carpenter issued a gag order on Nov. 4.  The order prevents both defense and prosecution from making extrajudicial statements …

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

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  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 …