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Biden appeals reversal of Cooke conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

Date Posted: Friday, November 6th, 2009
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

On July 21, 2009, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the March, 2007 murder conviction and death sentence of James E. Cooke and ordered a new trial. That decision was rendered by a deeply divided Court in a 3-2 vote. The Delaware Department of Justice has carefully reviewed the Court’s ruling and researched the treatment of […]




Supreme Court upholds conviction and sentence of convicted killer

Date Posted: Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

On Wednesday, November 4, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the 2008 conviction and death sentence of Shannon M. Johnson. “We are pleased that the conviction and sentence in this case has been upheld,” Attorney General Beau Biden stated. “The maximum sentence handed down and now reaffirmed by the Supreme Court is appropriate, ensures that justice […]




Biden seeks federal court order to stop Army Corps of Engineers from dredging

Date Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009
Categories:  Civil Department of Justice DOJ Careers

Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III filed a complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief to order the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to comply with Delaware law prior to dredging in Delaware waters. The Attorney General’s lawsuit requests that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware declare that the Corps’ decision […]




Shred it and forget it! Attorney General’s Office sponsors Fall 2009 Community Shredding Days

Date Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

In an effort to prevent identity theft statewide, the Attorney General’s Office is sponsoring three “Community Shred Days” this fall. Each event features free on-site document shredding, and staff from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit will share information about identity theft and provide resources to victims of identity theft and consumer fraud. Consumers may […]




October statewide housing workshops announced

Date Posted: Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Provide homeowners opportunities to discuss loan modifications with lenders, meet certified housing counselors, learn about state and federal assistance programs, and avoid foreclosure fraud On October 7th and 8th, Delaware homeowners are invited to attend free statewide housing workshops, sponsored by the Delaware Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force, in conjunction with the Delaware State […]





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