On April 17, 2006, the New Castle County Grand Jury returned a 28-count indictment against Daniel L. Ginsburg and former Delaware Finance Secretary Joseph T. Cashman, charging the two with racketeering, conspiracy, theft, securities fraud, and securities registration violations for activities related to a fraudulent advance fee loan scheme operating in Delaware.
Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Ameriquest Mortgage Company, the nation’s largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $295 million to consumers and make sweeping reforms of practices that states alleged amounted to predatory lending. Ameriquest also will pay a total of $30 million to the 49 states and D.C. that are participating in the settlement agreement for costs of the investigation and consumer education and enforcement..
Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced that the Fraud Division of the Delaware Department of Justice has received complaints, similar to those described across the country, concerning Advance Loan Fee Scams.
Attorney General Carl C. Danberg and the Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice will be co-sponsoring Operation Delaware Shred, with the help of Delaware Federal Credit Union, Document Security Management, AARP Delaware and Clear Channel Radio Stations 94.7 The River, 92.9 WDSD, 1410 WDOV, 1290 the Ticket, 1450 WILM.
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