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  Category: Civil Division


Delaware Department of Justice Files To Shut Down Newark Massage Parlor As Criminal Nuisance

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017

A complaint filed by Attorney General Matt Denn’s office asks the state Superior Court to declare a Newark property housing the Rose Spa massage parlor a criminal nuisance because of prostitution occurring there, and asks for potential closure of the business. As stated in the complaint, the defendants, Stella Family Enterprises, LLC, the owners of […]




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

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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 […]




Department of Justice Complaint Leads Court to Declare Newark Motel A Criminal Nuisance Property

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Operators of Rodeway Inn must address criminal activity or potentially lose property The operators of a Newark motel that had more than 900 calls for police service since 2013 have agreed that it is a criminal nuisance property after action by Attorney General Matt Denn’s office, and have agreed to a plan to reduce criminal […]




Attorney General Denn, 15 Other AGs Seek To Join Case To Protect Affordable Healthcare For Millions of Americans

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Officials Intervene in Pending Case to Ensure Effective Defense Of Affordable Care Act Attorney General Matt Denn on Thursday joined legal action to protect health care access for millions of Americans by having states take up the defense of a critical portion of the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General Denn moved to intervene in a […]




Guilty Plea In 2007 Murder Case, Prison Time for Manslaughter, and Adult Convictions for Violent Juveniles

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Also: One House Closed, Second House Has Restrictions In Lincoln For Drug Activity Leading To Criminal Nuisance Action Deputy Attorneys General Colleen Norris, Phillip Casale, and Cari Chapman, and senior paralegal Kimberly Moro secured a guilty plea from a 30-year-old Bear man, resolving a 9-year-old murder case. Jason Slaughter pled guilty to Murder Second Degree […]







  Category: Civil Division


Delaware Department of Justice Files To Shut Down Newark Massage Parlor As Criminal Nuisance

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017

A complaint filed by Attorney General Matt Denn’s office asks the state Superior Court to declare a Newark property housing the Rose Spa massage parlor a criminal nuisance because of prostitution occurring there, and asks for potential closure of the business. As stated in the complaint, the defendants, Stella Family Enterprises, LLC, the owners of […]




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

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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 […]




Department of Justice Complaint Leads Court to Declare Newark Motel A Criminal Nuisance Property

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Operators of Rodeway Inn must address criminal activity or potentially lose property The operators of a Newark motel that had more than 900 calls for police service since 2013 have agreed that it is a criminal nuisance property after action by Attorney General Matt Denn’s office, and have agreed to a plan to reduce criminal […]




Attorney General Denn, 15 Other AGs Seek To Join Case To Protect Affordable Healthcare For Millions of Americans

Civil Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Officials Intervene in Pending Case to Ensure Effective Defense Of Affordable Care Act Attorney General Matt Denn on Thursday joined legal action to protect health care access for millions of Americans by having states take up the defense of a critical portion of the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General Denn moved to intervene in a […]




Guilty Plea In 2007 Murder Case, Prison Time for Manslaughter, and Adult Convictions for Violent Juveniles

Civil Division | Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017

Also: One House Closed, Second House Has Restrictions In Lincoln For Drug Activity Leading To Criminal Nuisance Action Deputy Attorneys General Colleen Norris, Phillip Casale, and Cari Chapman, and senior paralegal Kimberly Moro secured a guilty plea from a 30-year-old Bear man, resolving a 9-year-old murder case. Jason Slaughter pled guilty to Murder Second Degree […]