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  Category: Department of Justice


DCRPT Secures Guilty Plea, Two Indictments In Board Of Pardons Cases

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 14, 2022

Defendants face felony charges, including Perjury, for submitting fake documents The DOJ’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust has secured a guilty plea to Perjury, and two indictments on Perjury and Forgery charges, against three Delaware men who submitted forged documents in their applications to the Delaware Board of Pardons. “You can’t begin a second chance with […]




DOJ Convicts Kent County Man of 77 Counts Related to Sexual Abuse of Children 

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Defendant facing life in prison for repeatedly raping two juvenile victims, ages 8 and 14 After one week of trial, a Kent County jury convicted a Magnolia man of 77 felony offenses in connection with the serial sexual abuse of two juvenile children. Richard Haines, 59, faces a 462-year minimum mandatory sentence and will be required […]




Three Men Sentenced in Connection With Operation Rise-N-Shyne

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 4, 2022

Defendants sentenced to total of 47 years for gun, drug offenses Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that the Department of Justice secured drug and firearms sentences in February against three Kent County men who were arrested in connection with the joint state/federal Operation Rise-N-Shyne investigation. “Justice called for robust sentences in these cases,” said […]




Human Trafficking Unit’s First Month Yields Three Illicit Massage Parlor Shutdowns, Felony Charges

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Three illicit massage establishments (IMEs) were shut down in February, the first full month of operation for the DOJ’s first Human Trafficking Unit (HTU), Attorney General Jennings announced Thursday. “These investigations highlight a continuing pattern that we’ve seen time and time again: human trafficking often happens in plain sight,” said Attorney General Jennings. “These were […]




AG Jennings Announces $6 Billion National Settlement In Principle With Purdue Pharma and Sackler family

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Jennings successfully appealed from original deal, more than doubling Delaware’s recovery with up to $25 million extra Institutions may remove Sackler name from buildings, scholarships; Sacklers to be banned from opioid business and Purdue to dissolve Attorney General Jennings announced today a tentative settlement worth as much as $6 billion with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family […]







  Category: Department of Justice


DCRPT Secures Guilty Plea, Two Indictments In Board Of Pardons Cases

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, March 14, 2022

Defendants face felony charges, including Perjury, for submitting fake documents The DOJ’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust has secured a guilty plea to Perjury, and two indictments on Perjury and Forgery charges, against three Delaware men who submitted forged documents in their applications to the Delaware Board of Pardons. “You can’t begin a second chance with […]




DOJ Convicts Kent County Man of 77 Counts Related to Sexual Abuse of Children 

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Defendant facing life in prison for repeatedly raping two juvenile victims, ages 8 and 14 After one week of trial, a Kent County jury convicted a Magnolia man of 77 felony offenses in connection with the serial sexual abuse of two juvenile children. Richard Haines, 59, faces a 462-year minimum mandatory sentence and will be required […]




Three Men Sentenced in Connection With Operation Rise-N-Shyne

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 4, 2022

Defendants sentenced to total of 47 years for gun, drug offenses Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that the Department of Justice secured drug and firearms sentences in February against three Kent County men who were arrested in connection with the joint state/federal Operation Rise-N-Shyne investigation. “Justice called for robust sentences in these cases,” said […]




Human Trafficking Unit’s First Month Yields Three Illicit Massage Parlor Shutdowns, Felony Charges

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Three illicit massage establishments (IMEs) were shut down in February, the first full month of operation for the DOJ’s first Human Trafficking Unit (HTU), Attorney General Jennings announced Thursday. “These investigations highlight a continuing pattern that we’ve seen time and time again: human trafficking often happens in plain sight,” said Attorney General Jennings. “These were […]




AG Jennings Announces $6 Billion National Settlement In Principle With Purdue Pharma and Sackler family

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Jennings successfully appealed from original deal, more than doubling Delaware’s recovery with up to $25 million extra Institutions may remove Sackler name from buildings, scholarships; Sacklers to be banned from opioid business and Purdue to dissolve Attorney General Jennings announced today a tentative settlement worth as much as $6 billion with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family […]