A New Castle man who robbed multiple tobacco stores over 10-days is going back to prison.

Cigarette thief sent back to prison, where he can’t smoke

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A New Castle man who robbed a string of tobacco stores over 10 days in spring 2022 has been sentenced to federal prison for 160 days for each of those 10. Donald Gladden, 57, will spend 53 months — or nearly 4 and one-half years — back in prison after being sentenced by Judge Colm F. Connolly of the U.S. …

Job Gillette, a 25-year-old from Millsboro, was in possession of 17 Molotov cocktails.

Millsboro man with 17 Molotov cocktails gets 7-year sentence

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

A Molotov cocktail – no, not a fruity adult beverage, but a hand-thrown destructive weapon – has landed a Millsboro man in federal prison for more than seven years.  Job Gillette, a 25-year-old, will serve 87 months for possessing 17 Molotov cocktails, additional raw materials, an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and a ballistic vest. The weapons were discovered after Gillette …

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Hunter Biden charged with tax, firearm offenses in Delaware

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been charged with two misdemeanor tax offenses and one felony firearm offense by the United States attorney for Delaware. Hunter Biden, who’s been the focus of a national uproar about his finances and the contents of his laptop, had agreed to enter a plea of guilty to the tax offenses and enter …

Ocean View woman sent to prison for $1.1 million embezzlement

Ocean View woman embezzled $1.1 million from Bethany company

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

An Ocean View woman who embezzled $1.1 million from the business she worked for is headed to federal prison for more than four years. Joan Donald, 55, was sentenced to 51 months on federal wire fraud and evasion charges stemming from embezzlement at high-end interior design and construction company Dovetail Inc. in Bethany Beach. According to court documents and court …

A Wilmington woman will go to federal prison for 31 months for lying on applications for COVID relief funds and accepting the money.

Delaware woman sent to prison for COVID relief funds theft

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  A Wilmington woman was sentenced this week to 31 months in jail for applying for and taking $246,000 in false claims for federal COVID-19 relief funds. Ana Soto, 41, who formerly lived in Newark, submitted 17 fraudulent  loan applications for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. She had applied for as much as $746,000 in small …

Newark woman pleads guilty to illegally taking COVID-19 money

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Ana Soto of Newark pleaded guilty to lying on applications for payroll protection loans.     A Newark woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 payroll protection money and then illegally spending the $246,000. Ana Soto, 41, last week pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. She faces a maximum penalty of …

Newark man indicted for possessing, distributing child porn

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

    A 34-year-old Newark man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wilmington for distributing and possessing child pornography. Melvin Janvier III has been in state custody since his arrest on July 20, 2021, according to a press release from David C. Weiss, U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. “The production, distribution and collection of child …

2 men sent to prison in Delaware’s largest heroin, fentanyl case

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

The 2 men were arrested in what officials say was Delaware’s largest heroin and fentanyl seizure. Photo by Sora Shimazaki of Pexels Two New Castle men have been sentenced to prison, one for 10 years and one for 7, in a drug case involving more than $1 million of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl-laced pills. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. …