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Jennings jumps on the bad, bad, bad Amazon bandwagon

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Attorney General  Kathy Jennings joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 other state attorneys general Tuesday to sue Amazon.com Inc. They charge the retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power. The FTC and its state partners say Amazon’s actions allow it to stop rivals …

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Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The leader of Delaware’s largest firearm advocacy group says a letter penned by the state’s attorney general Monday is just another example of her desire to go after Delawareans’ guns.  “There are certain people who just do not feel that everybody has the right to own a gun,” said Jeff Hague, president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association. “This is …

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AG Jennings announces abortion hotline

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision that gave individual states the power to regulate abortion, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced a hotline Delawareans and out-of-staters can call to answer questions about abortion access in the First State. Those with questions about abortion access can call (302) 992-8096 or toll-free at (877) 312-2366. A …

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AG Jennings announces 76 felony gun charges in Dover

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 77 charges against nine defendants accused of conducting straw purchases of at least 12 firearms in the Dover area. Of the 77 charges, 76 are felony charges. “There’s no question that guns — and by extension, gun trafficking — are driving violent crime in Delaware,” Jennings said during a press conference. “Straw purchases …

Jennings: 5 charged for buying guns for others

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

  Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 91 felony charges against five defendants accused of illegally purchasing more than 60 firearms for others. Two of the guns have already taken lives, Jennings said, including one in a Dover homicide and another in a New Castle County suicide.  “Several more have been recovered in search warrants executed as far away …

AG Jennings announces formation of Human Trafficking Unit

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced the formation of a dedicated unit within the Delaware Department of Justice to investigate instances of human trafficking. The unit will be aptly named the Human Trafficking Unit, or HTU. “Human trafficking is among the direst human rights crises of this century,” Jennings said in a statement announcing the unit’s formation. “Awareness has …

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AG Jennings clears officers of wrongdoing in Lymond Moses killing

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Police & Fire

Photo screen-captured from the New Castle County Police Critical Incident Briefing, linked below. The New Castle County Police Officers who killed Lymond Moses in January 2021 will not face criminal charges after Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced she had found their use of deadly force to be justifiable. On Jan. 13, 2021, three officers from the New Castle County Police …

Delaware auditor Kathy McGuiness indicted on five counts

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announces indictment of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Delaware Auditor Kathleen K. McGuiness has been indicted on five counts stemming from fraud and abuse in the management of her office, state Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Monday afternoon. Among the charges leveled at McGuiness is that she fired workers in her office to hire her own …

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Del. to get $4.9M in $700 million J&J baby powder lawsuit

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Delaware will receive $4.9 million in a $700 million nationwide settlement that aims to resolve allegations related to the marketing of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and body powder products that contain talc. “All of the funds we receive will be placed in the State’s Consumer Protection Fund,” the Delaware Department of Justice said. Under the consent judgment with attorneys …

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Carney launches unprecedented Wilmington mayoral campaign

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Gov. John Carney filed Monday to run in the September Democratic primary, but instead of seeking federal office like some of his predecessors, he’s running to be mayor of his hometown, Wilmington. With Mayor Michael Purzycki declining to run for re-election after two terms, citing a desire to spend more time with family …