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  Category: Consumer Protection


INVESTOR ALERT – ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES INDICTMENTS IN DELAWARE ADVANCE LOAN FEE SCAM

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006

On April 17, 2006, the New Castle County Grand Jury returned a 28-count indictment against Daniel L. Ginsburg and former Delaware Finance Secretary Joseph T. Cashman, charging the two with racketeering, conspiracy, theft, securities fraud, and securities registration violations for activities related to a fraudulent advance fee loan scheme operating in Delaware.




ATTORNEY GENERAL DANBERG, PHILIP MORRIS USA REACH LANDMARK AGREEMENT TO REDUCE ILLEGAL INTERNET CIGARETTE SALES

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Attorney General Carl Danberg today announced that Philip Morris USA (“PM USA”) has agreed to incorporate protocols aimed at combating the illegal sale of PM USA cigarettes over the Internet and through the mails.




Ameriquest Will Pay $325 Million and Reform its Lending Practices to Resolve States’ Investigations

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Ameriquest Mortgage Company, the nation’s largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $295 million to consumers and make sweeping reforms of practices that states alleged amounted to predatory lending. Ameriquest also will pay a total of $30 million to the 49 states and D.C. that are participating in the settlement agreement for costs of the investigation and consumer education and enforcement..




ATTORNEY GENERAL’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ISSUED REGARDING ELECTION COMMISSIONER’S POLITICAL ACTIVITY

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced that his office has issued today an Attorney General’s Investigative Report on whether State Election Commissioner, Frank Calio, violated Delaware law through his articles and commentaries discussing political subjects.







  Category: Consumer Protection


INVESTOR ALERT – ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES INDICTMENTS IN DELAWARE ADVANCE LOAN FEE SCAM

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006

On April 17, 2006, the New Castle County Grand Jury returned a 28-count indictment against Daniel L. Ginsburg and former Delaware Finance Secretary Joseph T. Cashman, charging the two with racketeering, conspiracy, theft, securities fraud, and securities registration violations for activities related to a fraudulent advance fee loan scheme operating in Delaware.




ATTORNEY GENERAL DANBERG, PHILIP MORRIS USA REACH LANDMARK AGREEMENT TO REDUCE ILLEGAL INTERNET CIGARETTE SALES

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Attorney General Carl Danberg today announced that Philip Morris USA (“PM USA”) has agreed to incorporate protocols aimed at combating the illegal sale of PM USA cigarettes over the Internet and through the mails.




Ameriquest Will Pay $325 Million and Reform its Lending Practices to Resolve States’ Investigations

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Ameriquest Mortgage Company, the nation’s largest sub-prime lender, has agreed to pay $295 million to consumers and make sweeping reforms of practices that states alleged amounted to predatory lending. Ameriquest also will pay a total of $30 million to the 49 states and D.C. that are participating in the settlement agreement for costs of the investigation and consumer education and enforcement..




ATTORNEY GENERAL’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT ISSUED REGARDING ELECTION COMMISSIONER’S POLITICAL ACTIVITY

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced that his office has issued today an Attorney General’s Investigative Report on whether State Election Commissioner, Frank Calio, violated Delaware law through his articles and commentaries discussing political subjects.