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Prosecutors Secure Convictions for Violent Felonies Leading to Significant Prison Sentences for Defendants

Date Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2016
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Press Releases

Deputy Attorneys General within the Delaware Department of Justice had several significant successes recently, including convictions that will lead to significant prison sentences for defendants. Anthony Abbatiello, 36, of Wilmington, will spend at least 38 years in prison, after being found guilty of several charges by a Superior Court jury. Deputy Attorneys General Julie Finocchiaro […]




Child Predator Task Force Investigation Leads to Arrest

Date Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2016
Categories:  Auditor of Accounts Criminal Criminal Justice Council Department of Justice Press Releases

An undercover investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force into the solicitation of a minor for the purpose of engaging in prohibited sex acts, resulted in the arrest of 35-year-old Joshua Rutherford of Camden-Wyoming. In mid-February, investigators say Rutherford began a chat conversation with an undercover investigator he believed was the father of a […]




Contractor Arrested for Defrauding Senior Citizen

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice Press Releases

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit announced a Delaware City-based contractor faces criminal charges for defrauding a 72-year-old New Castle County homeowner. James Small, 31, was arrested on one count of Home Improvement Fraud, but Department of Justice officials believe he may have more victims. New Castle County Police received a complaint from a woman […]




New Legislation Seeks to Reduce Bullying, Keep Students Out of Criminal Justice System

Date Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Justice Press Releases

New legislation authored by Attorney General Matt Denn, along with Senators Margaret Rose Henry and Brian Pettyjohn, and Representatives Charles Potter and Mike Ramone, will help reduce the number of children injected into the criminal justice system, while improving the state’s ability to deal with school bullying incidents. Senate Bill 207, introduced yesterday with bi-partisan […]




Bear Man Found Guilty in 2015 Wilmington Shooting

Date Posted: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Press Releases

A New Castle County Superior Court jury returned a guilty verdict on all counts on March 1, 2016, against 22-year old Shaquille Campbell, for a shooting in Wilmington last summer. Campbell was convicted of Attempted Murder, two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by […]




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