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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Date Posted: Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Criminal Justice Council Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Family News Press Releases

WILMINGTON, Del.- The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council would like to remind everyone that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Last year in Delaware, 23,985 domestic violence incidents were reported to law enforcement, and Family Court issued 1,546 orders for Protection From Abuse. Governor Markell will declare October 2014 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the […]




Biden warns consumers to be aware of telephone tax, lottery/sweepstakes scams

Date Posted: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice Press Releases

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden today alerted consumers to be on the lookout for two unrelated telephone scams that have targeted large numbers of consumers in Delaware and beyond. The scammers appear to be randomly targeting victims, claiming that victims owe back taxes to the government, or owe processing fees to collect a sweepstakes prize.




Biden’s office secures 10-year prison sentence for Newark child predator, announces arrest of Millsboro man for dealing in child pornography

Date Posted: Friday, September 26th, 2014
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice Press Releases

Attorney General Beau Biden’s office announced today that a Newark man arrested by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force last December following a proactive undercover online investigation into the distribution of child pornography received a ten-year prison sentence this morning.




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.





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