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Rodney Square Killer Sentenced to 30 Years

Date Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Other defendants face prison for murder, robbery, weapons, and sex offenses The Wilmington man who stabbed another man to death on Rodney Square will spend the next 30 years in prison or a psychiatric center after being sentenced by a Superior Court judge. In September 2015, Calvin Hooker, 25, stabbed 27-year-old Thomas Cottingham to death […]




Delaware DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Selected To Host Law Enforcement Training On Financial Exploitation Of Seniors

Date Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

The Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit has been selected as one of 8 jurisdictions around the country to host a training for law enforcement on preventing, investigating and prosecuting financial exploitation of senior citizens. The training, put on by the National White Collar Crime Center and the United States Department of Justice, will […]




Path Forward in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Laid Out by Delaware State Officials

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Opening of New Treatment Facilities, Tightened Regulation of Medication Assisted Treatment, and Additional Reforms In Prescribing Practices Among Recommendations On the heels of a federal report last week that showed Delaware with the fastest rising rate of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the country, government leaders and advocates gathered at the Delaware Department of Justice today […]




Department of Justice Seeks Civil Penalties From Operators of Middletown Pawn Shop for Racketeering

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Categories:  Civil Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

In a complaint filed September 1, 2017 in Superior Court, Department of Justice attorneys alleged that a Middletown pawn shop engaged in selling stolen goods constituted a criminal enterprise under the state’s racketeering statute and should pay penalties of up to $6.5 million. The action stems from the illegal practices of the Gold Fever Pawn […]




Life in Prison for 2016 Stabbing Death in Wilmington

Date Posted: Friday, September 1st, 2017
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Other defendants face prison time for murder, weapons, and robbery charges A 50-year-old Wilmington man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2016 killing of his girlfriend. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Periann Doko secured the plea of Guilty but Mentally Ill to Murder First Degree and Possession of a […]




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