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Dover man receives thirty year prison sentence for 2012 shooting death

Date Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Press Releases

The Delaware Attorney General’s office announced that on September 24, 20 year-old Joshua Cathell received a 30-year prison sentence for the October, 2012 shooting death of 40 year-old Isidro Hernandez inside the home Cathell shared with the victim in Dover’s Oak Grove Estates Mobile Home Community.




Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit secures $137,000 for Delaware in national false claims settlement with pharmaceutical company

Date Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Justice Fraud Press Releases

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has announced that Shire Pharmaceuticals will pay Delaware $137,000 as part of a national settlement with state and federal governments to resolve allegations that the company improperly marketed its drugs for off-label uses. The agreement settles charges that Shire, a Pennsylvania-based company, launched marketing campaigns promoting several drugs for uses for which they had not received FDA approval. Delaware’s $137,000 payment will go to Delaware’s Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, as reimbursement for previous Medicaid expenses that were incurred as a result of the drugs being used for off-label purposes.




Biden’s office sponsors three prescription drug drop-off sites for Saturday “Take Back” events

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice Press Releases

Attorney General Beau Biden’s office is sponsoring three consumer prescription drug drop-off sites Saturday, September 27, in support of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a national effort to reduce prescription drug abuse. Take-Back Day is sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement and healthcare organizations, and Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is sponsoring three drop-off sites out of thirty sites offered statewide.




Biden’s office brings hate crime, other more serious charges against three juveniles for assault of a Newark-area man

Date Posted: Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Family Press Releases

Prosecutors today filed additional, more serious charges against three juveniles recently charged with the assault of a 26 year-old Newark-area man who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder. The three juveniles were initially arrested by New Castle County Police earlier this month after videos appeared on social media websites documenting their alleged assault of the victim.




Statewide consumer shredding events offered this fall

Date Posted: Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice Fraud Press Releases

Attorney General Beau Biden announced that his Consumer Protection Unit is hosting three free consumer shredding events this fall to help consumers guard against identity theft. Each event will feature free on-site document shredding and staff will be on-hand to provide information and answer questions about consumer frauds and scams.





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