Biden, 43 colleagues support federal legislation providing restitution to child pornography victimsDelaware Attorney General Beau Biden and his colleagues in 43 U.S. states and territories voiced support today for a Congressional proposal that would provide financial support for victims of child pornography. The Attorneys General sent a letter today to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee calling on federal lawmakers to vote this year on the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 20142014-10-15 16:31:08
Biden reaches phone cramming settlement with AT&TAttorney General Beau Biden today announced a nationwide settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC that resolves allegations the company placed charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as “mobile cramming.” The $105 million settlement includes $80 million in refunds to consumers who were “crammed” and a $25 million payment to the Attorneys General and the Federal Communications Commission.
Biden warns consumers to be aware of telephone tax, lottery/sweepstakes scamsDelaware 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.2014-10-02 16:14:13
Dover man receives thirty year prison sentence for 2012 shooting deathThe 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.2014-09-25 16:24:50
Biden’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit secures $137,000 for Delaware in national false claims settlement with pharmaceutical companyDelaware 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.2014-09-25 15:54:35
Biden’s office sponsors three prescription drug drop-off sites for Saturday “Take Back” eventsAttorney 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.2014-09-24 14:04:04
Statewide consumer shredding events offered this fallAttorney 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.
Biden joins multistate coalition to support robust protections for waterways under federal Clean Air ActAttorney General Beau Biden has joined a coalition of eight states in supporting a federal proposal designed to ensure that the nation’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands receive proper protection under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). That support came in comments submitted this week to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on their joint Waters of the United States Proposed Rule.
Biden’s office secures murder indictments for Paladin Club shooting deathsTwo New Castle County men - 31 year-old Christopher Rivers and 23 year-old Dominique Benson - who were arrested earlier this month for the September, 2013 shooting deaths of a couple at the Paladin Club apartments have been indicted by the New Castle County Grand Jury, Attorney General Beau Biden announced today.2014-09-15 15:58:43
J.P. Morgan Securities to pay $51,400 to Biden’s Investor Protection UnitAttorney General Beau Biden announced Thursday that J.P. Morgan Securities has paid the Delaware Department of Justice $51,400 as a result of a settlement with the Attorney General’s Investor Protection Unit. The settlement resolves a multi-state investigation which found that J.P. Morgan Securities failed to ensure that its agents were properly registered in Delaware and other states, and failed to properly record data on trades executed in Delaware and other states.2014-09-11 13:17:00
Biden’s Investor Protection Unit Gauging Vulnerability to Cybersecurity ThreatsDelaware’s Investor Protection Unit is participating in a nationwide project to gauge the strength of Delaware investment advisers’ cybersecurity systems. Delaware law requires investment firms to register with the state’s Investor Protection Unit, and that office recently sent surveys to 44 investment companies covering areas such as whether the investment adviser has experienced a cybersecurity event in the past year, experienced loss or theft because of a cybersecurity breach and when the adviser last underwent a cybersecurity threat assessment.2014-09-10 13:24:29