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  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Grand Jury indicts State Auditor for Abuse of Office

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021

Lengthy DCRPT investigation yields five charges, including felonies Charges include orchestrating State contract with political consultant Indictment alleges McGuiness hired teenage daughter, paid her while enrolled in college   Following an investigation involving dozens of witness interviews, thousands of document reviews, and more than a year of work, Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the DOJ’s […]




Statement from AG Jennings On Conviction of Michael Hastings

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Attorney General Kathy Jennings released the following statement Thursday after the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust secured a jury conviction against a Dover man for two violent felonies.  Originally indicted in October 2020 after removing and pointing a handgun toward others during a counter-protest, Michael Hastings was convicted today of Reckless Endangering 1st […]




AG Jennings sues Monsanto for PCB contamination

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Claims include public nuisance, trespass and unjust enrichment Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit Wednesday against agrochemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for long-lasting damage to Delaware’s natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), extremely toxic and persistent chemicals which Monsanto […]




DCRPT convicts former Dewey Beach police officer for 2019 assault

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ex-officer receives felony conviction, permanently stripped of badge and gun Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday that the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust (DCRPT) has convicted a former Dewey Beach police officer for assaulting an innocent, injured person and then lying to the Court to have the victim incarcerated. “Abuse of authority, brutality, and dishonesty […]




DCRPT, DSP indict Trooper for phantom ticket scheme

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Corporal faces four charges, including felonies, after DSP notified DCRPT Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust has indicted a suspended State Trooper for orchestrating a fraudulent warning scheme that has victimized dozens of motorists, though the full scale of his misconduct is yet to be determined. Delaware State […]







  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Grand Jury indicts State Auditor for Abuse of Office

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021

Lengthy DCRPT investigation yields five charges, including felonies Charges include orchestrating State contract with political consultant Indictment alleges McGuiness hired teenage daughter, paid her while enrolled in college   Following an investigation involving dozens of witness interviews, thousands of document reviews, and more than a year of work, Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the DOJ’s […]




Statement from AG Jennings On Conviction of Michael Hastings

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Attorney General Kathy Jennings released the following statement Thursday after the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust secured a jury conviction against a Dover man for two violent felonies.  Originally indicted in October 2020 after removing and pointing a handgun toward others during a counter-protest, Michael Hastings was convicted today of Reckless Endangering 1st […]




AG Jennings sues Monsanto for PCB contamination

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Claims include public nuisance, trespass and unjust enrichment Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit Wednesday against agrochemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for long-lasting damage to Delaware’s natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), extremely toxic and persistent chemicals which Monsanto […]




DCRPT convicts former Dewey Beach police officer for 2019 assault

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Ex-officer receives felony conviction, permanently stripped of badge and gun Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday that the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust (DCRPT) has convicted a former Dewey Beach police officer for assaulting an innocent, injured person and then lying to the Court to have the victim incarcerated. “Abuse of authority, brutality, and dishonesty […]




DCRPT, DSP indict Trooper for phantom ticket scheme

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Corporal faces four charges, including felonies, after DSP notified DCRPT Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust has indicted a suspended State Trooper for orchestrating a fraudulent warning scheme that has victimized dozens of motorists, though the full scale of his misconduct is yet to be determined. Delaware State […]