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Friday, December 15, 2017

Chester County environmental firm’s chief charged with storing, dumping waste

Thomas J. McCaffrey, Jr., 68, of Hibernia Road, Coatesville, was charged with the illegal management of hazardous waste and unlawful conduct related to the illegal storage of hazardous waste at Cedar Grove Environmental. The  Downingtown...

Divided state Supreme Court rules state parks, forests gun ban unconstitutional

A divided Delaware Supreme Court declared a ban on firearms in state forests and state parks was unconstitutional, citing U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the General Assembly’s stance toward carrying guns for personal protection. The case...

Ex-charter school finance chief gets 18 months for embezzlement

Ex-charter school finance chief Sean Moore,  44, of New Castle, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews to 18 months in prison, the period of incarceration requested by the government. The sentencing came...

Updated: State seeks to declare Bear-area massage parlor a ‘criminal nuisance’

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> A  complaint filed by the Attorney General’s Office is asking Superior Court to declare a Bear-area property housing the Rose Spa massage parlor a...

Liquor store owners arrested on charges of transporting beverages in attempt...

Two liquor store owners were arrested on charges that including transporting beverages to Delaware in an attempt to evade taxes. More than $100,000 was found at the home of one of the suspects. The Delaware...

Middletown man pleads guilty to home improvement fraud charges

A 50-year-old Middletown man faces up to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of Home Improvement Fraud and four theft counts. The felony pleas came in connection with a series of home...

Dental license suspended on allegations of allowing staff to fill teeth and administer...

Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the state Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene have suspended the Delaware dental license of Dr. I-Yin Liu.  Bullock and the board considered the findings of an investigation by...

Wilmington lawyer Neff and PA man convicted in federal payday loan case

A   Wilmington lawyer and former financial services executive  and a Villanova, PA man were convicted of charges related to a payday loan business. Charles M. Hallinan, 76  and Wheeler K. Neff, 69 , of Wilmington...

State says it works with Feds to keep an eye on LLCs used in...

The Director of the Delaware Division of Corporations is working to identify corporate shell entities tied to illegal activity, such as money laundering. Delaware LLCs have been mentioned in  coverage of drug cartels and most...

Terminix fined $9.2 million in pesticide poisoning of Delaware family

Terminix International and affiliates were sentenced for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in the U.S. Virgin Islands,  according to the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.  The pest control...