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  Archives:  July 2008

New Laws Toughen Penalties for Environmental Offenses

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden announced that new laws strengthening Delaware’s environmental laws have been enacted. Senate Bill 309, drafted by the Department of Justice and signed into law this week by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, enhances penalties against illegal air and water pollution and other environmental crimes, broadens the scope of Delaware’s […]




Former Millsboro Library Director Sentenced in Theft Case

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that former Millsboro Library Director Cheryl Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on July 16, 2008 to multiple offenses, including theft of $168,326.39 from the Millsboro Library. “This ruling sends a clear message to those who would steal from Delaware’s taxpayers that theft of […]




Attorney General Biden Announces Stronger Child Protection Statutes

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Family | Date Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008

Mandatory prison time for distributors of child pornography; Megan’s Law loopholes closed Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that key changes to Delaware’s sex offender registry law have been enacted and that the criminal penalties for several serious offenses against children have been increased under two pieces of legislation drafted by the […]




Attorney General Biden Announces National Agreement to Protect Children from Predators

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Family | Date Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that an agreement among U.S. cable providers, attorneys general nationwide, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will target child pornographers and provide additional protections to children from predators. “In the fight to keep kids safe from predators, industry must do its part,” stated […]




Biden Announces New Consumer Protection Measures

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., a money transfer service, has agreed to take active steps to combat the use of its service by fraudulent telemarketers and other scam artists. As part of the agreement, MoneyGram will fund a national consumer awareness program, block suspected fraudulent wire […]






  Archives:  July 2008

New Laws Toughen Penalties for Environmental Offenses

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden announced that new laws strengthening Delaware’s environmental laws have been enacted. Senate Bill 309, drafted by the Department of Justice and signed into law this week by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, enhances penalties against illegal air and water pollution and other environmental crimes, broadens the scope of Delaware’s […]




Former Millsboro Library Director Sentenced in Theft Case

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that former Millsboro Library Director Cheryl Scheffel pled guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on July 16, 2008 to multiple offenses, including theft of $168,326.39 from the Millsboro Library. “This ruling sends a clear message to those who would steal from Delaware’s taxpayers that theft of […]




Attorney General Biden Announces Stronger Child Protection Statutes

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Family | Date Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008

Mandatory prison time for distributors of child pornography; Megan’s Law loopholes closed Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that key changes to Delaware’s sex offender registry law have been enacted and that the criminal penalties for several serious offenses against children have been increased under two pieces of legislation drafted by the […]




Attorney General Biden Announces National Agreement to Protect Children from Predators

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Family | Date Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Attorney General Beau Biden today announced that an agreement among U.S. cable providers, attorneys general nationwide, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will target child pornographers and provide additional protections to children from predators. “In the fight to keep kids safe from predators, industry must do its part,” stated […]




Biden Announces New Consumer Protection Measures

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wilmington, DE – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced that MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., a money transfer service, has agreed to take active steps to combat the use of its service by fraudulent telemarketers and other scam artists. As part of the agreement, MoneyGram will fund a national consumer awareness program, block suspected fraudulent wire […]