Former Wilmington Fire Chief gets year for embezzling from minority firefighter group


Former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode was sentenced to a year in prison Friday for stealing from a group that represents minority firefighters.

Goode, 45, pleaded guilty in December 2018 to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card.

Goode was accused of taking than $50,000 between January 2009 and October 2016 while serving as president of the Gallant Blazers, Inc.

A Superior Court judge sentenced Goode to one year in prison followed by one year of probation.

He must also repay $62,321 to the Gallant Blazers.

Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Thomas Brown prosecuted the case, which was investigated by special investigators Robert Irwin and Walter Ferris.

Paralegal Kelly Drzymalski, forensic accountant Clyde Hartman, and special investigator LaVincent Harris also assisted on the case, according to a Delaware Department of Justice release.

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