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Woman Who Started Blaze That Killed Firefighters Sentenced to 30 Years In Prison

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Guilty plea to murder in Dover killing; Change in state’s securities act leads to guilty plea to theft and identity theft Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, the woman who set fire to the home where she lived leading to the deaths of 3 Wilmington firefighters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Deputy Attorneys General Barzilai Axelrod […]




WATCH FOR SCAMS IN FLORENCE’S WAKE

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the Investor Protection Unit (IPU) of the Delaware Department of Justice cautions investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams. The Investor Protection Unit reminds investors to watch for red flags of hurricane-related scams, including unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or […]




Investors Should Approach Cryptocurrency with Caution, Delaware’s Investor Protection Unit Says

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018

With cryptocurrencies attracting recent headlines, the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is urging Delaware investors to be cautious about investments involving cryptocurrencies. “Investors should make certain they understand the risks associated with investments in cryptocurrencies and financial products involving cryptocurrency before they invest,” said Director of Investor Protection Greg Strong. Cryptocurrencies […]




Delaware Department of Justice Announces Top Investor Threats

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Promissory notes, real estate investments, and Ponzi schemes top the list The Delaware Department of Justice released its annual list of top investor threats and reminded Delawareans to use caution when approached with any unsolicited investment opportunities. “All investments involve a degree of risk,” said Attorney General Matt Denn. “Investors can help protect themselves by […]




Moody’s Agrees to Settlement With States and Federal Government Over Securities Ratings

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

States, USDOJ Alleged Moody’s Inflated Ratings and Contributed To Market Crash. Attorney General Matt Denn joined the U.S. Department of Justice and 20 other attorneys general in announcing a settlement resolving an investigation into Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and Moody’s Analytics, Inc. (collectively “Moody’s”) over the companies’ misrepresentations regarding the independence and objectivity […]







  Category: Investor Protection


Woman Who Started Blaze That Killed Firefighters Sentenced to 30 Years In Prison

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Guilty plea to murder in Dover killing; Change in state’s securities act leads to guilty plea to theft and identity theft Beatriz Fana-Ruiz, the woman who set fire to the home where she lived leading to the deaths of 3 Wilmington firefighters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Deputy Attorneys General Barzilai Axelrod […]




WATCH FOR SCAMS IN FLORENCE’S WAKE

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the Investor Protection Unit (IPU) of the Delaware Department of Justice cautions investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams. The Investor Protection Unit reminds investors to watch for red flags of hurricane-related scams, including unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or […]




Investors Should Approach Cryptocurrency with Caution, Delaware’s Investor Protection Unit Says

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018

With cryptocurrencies attracting recent headlines, the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is urging Delaware investors to be cautious about investments involving cryptocurrencies. “Investors should make certain they understand the risks associated with investments in cryptocurrencies and financial products involving cryptocurrency before they invest,” said Director of Investor Protection Greg Strong. Cryptocurrencies […]




Delaware Department of Justice Announces Top Investor Threats

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Promissory notes, real estate investments, and Ponzi schemes top the list The Delaware Department of Justice released its annual list of top investor threats and reminded Delawareans to use caution when approached with any unsolicited investment opportunities. “All investments involve a degree of risk,” said Attorney General Matt Denn. “Investors can help protect themselves by […]




Moody’s Agrees to Settlement With States and Federal Government Over Securities Ratings

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Investor Protection | Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

States, USDOJ Alleged Moody’s Inflated Ratings and Contributed To Market Crash. Attorney General Matt Denn joined the U.S. Department of Justice and 20 other attorneys general in announcing a settlement resolving an investigation into Moody’s Corporation, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and Moody’s Analytics, Inc. (collectively “Moody’s”) over the companies’ misrepresentations regarding the independence and objectivity […]