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Taxi Driver Receives Citizenship Award From Attorney General Denn

Date Posted: Friday, February 6th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Newark man prevents 85-year-old from becoming victim of scam

Citizenship Award Jaouad Ezzaher

Attorney General Matt Denn presents Citizenship Award to Jaouad Ezzaher

WILMINGTON-Attorney General Matt Denn presented Jaouad Ezzaher of Newark, with a letter of commendation on February 6, 2015, for going the extra mile to help protect a fellow Delawarean.

While working for the FEZ Taxi Company, Ezzaher was dispatched last month to pick up an 85-year-old man to take him to the bank. After the man made a sizeable withdrawal, he received a phone call, and then asked Ezzaher to take him to the parking lot of a local store where he had been told would meet an agent from the IRS to pay a debt. Suspecting a scam, Ezzaher instead took the man to the police to report what had happened.

“Mr. Ezzaher is a hero,” said Attorney General Denn, “he could have just gone about his business, done his job, and moved on. But instead, he went the extra mile to protect one of Delaware’s most valuable resources…a senior citizen. I thank him, and encourage everyone to follow his example.”

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