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  Category: Department of Justice


With Latest Murder Conviction, AG’s Office And WPD Go Undefeated In Major Gang Case

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Prosecutors indicted and convicted 20 defendants for murder, shooting, and other felonies; shootings down 30% since 2020 A successful murder trial has completed the State’s four-year prosecution against a major Wilmington-area gang with a 100% conviction rate, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday. The State’s efforts have secured more than 100 years of confirmed prison time, […]




DOJ’s Consumer Protection Unit hammers out contractor regs

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ Consumer Protection Unit promulgated final regulations that establish clear rules of the road for the Home Improvement Services industry in Delaware.  The regulations, issued pursuant to the Consumer Fraud Act, become effective today, November 1. The Regulation is based on hundreds of complaints received by the Department of Justice, and it requires a number […]




AG Jennings files lawsuit against chemical companies for causing contamination of Delaware’s natural resources

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Attorney General seeks damages, including costs necessary to restore impacted natural resources and funding for State-run public health programs. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced that the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to hold numerous companies accountable for contaminating Delaware’s natural resources with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) traceable to the use and disposal […]




DOJ, Elsmere PD Secure Delaware’s First Ever Forced Labor Conviction

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2023

An Elsmere man will serve a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to multiple felonies, including Delaware’s first conviction under a Forced Labor statute originally passed in 2014. On October 13, Martin Ortiz-Lozano, 34, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of Child Abuse in the First Degree and one […]




Attorney General Jennings Secures Restitution And Governance Improvements For Residents Of Noble’s Pond

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced today that the Department of Justice has settled its lawsuit against a developer for allegedly having misled residents at Noble’s Pond, a 55+ community outside Dover, Delaware and will begin making payments to residents.  The Department’s complaint, filed in 2019, included charges that Regal Builders, LLC, its president, and related entities, violated Delaware law by […]







  Category: Department of Justice

With Latest Murder Conviction, AG’s Office And WPD Go Undefeated In Major Gang Case

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Prosecutors indicted and convicted 20 defendants for murder, shooting, and other felonies; shootings down 30% since 2020 A successful murder trial has completed the State’s four-year prosecution against a major Wilmington-area gang with a 100% conviction rate, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday. The State’s efforts have secured more than 100 years of confirmed prison time, […]




DOJ’s Consumer Protection Unit hammers out contractor regs

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ Consumer Protection Unit promulgated final regulations that establish clear rules of the road for the Home Improvement Services industry in Delaware.  The regulations, issued pursuant to the Consumer Fraud Act, become effective today, November 1. The Regulation is based on hundreds of complaints received by the Department of Justice, and it requires a number […]




AG Jennings files lawsuit against chemical companies for causing contamination of Delaware’s natural resources

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Attorney General seeks damages, including costs necessary to restore impacted natural resources and funding for State-run public health programs. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced that the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to hold numerous companies accountable for contaminating Delaware’s natural resources with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) traceable to the use and disposal […]




DOJ, Elsmere PD Secure Delaware’s First Ever Forced Labor Conviction

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2023

An Elsmere man will serve a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to multiple felonies, including Delaware’s first conviction under a Forced Labor statute originally passed in 2014. On October 13, Martin Ortiz-Lozano, 34, was sentenced to fifteen years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of Child Abuse in the First Degree and one […]




Attorney General Jennings Secures Restitution And Governance Improvements For Residents Of Noble’s Pond

Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced today that the Department of Justice has settled its lawsuit against a developer for allegedly having misled residents at Noble’s Pond, a 55+ community outside Dover, Delaware and will begin making payments to residents.  The Department’s complaint, filed in 2019, included charges that Regal Builders, LLC, its president, and related entities, violated Delaware law by […]