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  Archives:  September 2009


Consumer Protection Unit acts to safeguard Delawareans in debt

Date Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2009
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice Press Releases

The Delaware Department of Justice announced today that a California debt management services company will pay $153,000 in restitution to 105 Delaware consumers with whom it conducted business without complying with Delaware’s debt management services statute. Freedom Debt Relief, LLC (“FDR”) had been providing debt management services in Delaware without first completing the licensing process […]




Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets fined $22,156 for sale of Auction Rate Securities

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Categories:  Department of Justice Fraud Press Releases

The Delaware Department of Justice announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets (RBC) following an investigation into its marketing and sale of auction rate securities (ARS). The company paid a fine of $22,156 to the State of Delaware for misleading investors about the safety of the […]




Attorney General’s Office announces sentencing in cyberstalking case

Date Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Press Releases

On August 19, 2009, Richard McCullough, age 42 of Bear, pled guilty to 1 count of harassment and 1 count of non-compliance with a bond order. The Attorney General, with assistance from University of Delaware Police, New Castle County Police, and Wilmington Police, arrested McCullough on April 15, 2009 for stalking women using the web. […]




Merrill Lynch to Pay $459,660 Fine to Delaware for Sale of Auction Rate Securities

Date Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2009
Categories:  Department of Justice Fraud Press Releases

The Delaware Department of Justice announced today that it has reached agreements with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (Merrill Lynch) following an investigation into its marketing and sale of auction rate securities (ARS). The company will pay a fine of more than $459,660 to the State of Delaware for misleading investors about the […]




2009 investor education campaign empowers Delawareans to avoid investment frauds and scams

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
Categories:  Department of Justice Fraud Press Releases

The Delaware Department of Justice announced the launch of its 2009 investor education campaign. The effort includes a September 15 seminar featuring award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jean Chatzky who brings investing tips for thriving during a tough economy as well as updated print and online resources to help Delawareans avoid investment fraud and scams. […]





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