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Lincoln woman charged with attempting to defraud AAA over life insurance policy

Arlene Arlene Belfield, 51, of Lincoln  was arrested on earlier this week  by Capital Police, following an investigation by the Delaware Department of Insurance Fraud Prevention Bureau. It is alleged that during  November, 2017, Arlene Belfield,...

Seniors targeted in genetic testing/cancer screening scam

 The New Castle County Division of Police and Newark Police are getting reports of scam involving genetic testing or cancer screening. The scheme involves soliciting  elderly residents to participate in free genetic testing and/or free cancer...

Chancery ruling allows state to cancel license of LLC linked to human trafficking

Under a Delaware Court of Chancery consent judgment issued Tuesday, four limited liability companies (LLCs) linked to the adult website Backpage will relinquish their Delaware certificates of formation. The judgment calls for the companies to...

Pharma company files for Chapter 11 in Del. after opioid settlement with feds

A Phoenix-based drug company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware after reaching a settlement in a lawsuit over its opioid practices.  INSYS  earlier  agreed to a $225 million settlement with the federal...

Marijuana legalization bill advances

HB110, a bill that would make the possession of a small amount of marijuana legal could be headed for a vote in the Delaware House.  The bill was released by the House Revenue and Finance committee. However, some...

Amended gun storage bill on its way to the governor

A gun storage bill is on its way to Gov. John Carney. The Delaware House passed  House Bill 63   on a 23-18 vote that was largely along party lines. Democrats have pushed hard for the bill...

Former physician from Newark gets 30 months in bank fraud case

U.S. District Court  Judge Richard G. Andrews sentenced Zahid Aslam, 46, of Newark, to a 30-month prison sentence for making a false statement to a financial institution. The court also ordered Aslam to serve...

Former Dover Councilman arrested after pickup truck strikes Pride Parade official

A former Dover City Council member was arrested after his vehicle struck  an  official  of the  Pride Festival Parade with his vehicle. Dover Police arrested 90-year-old Reuben Salters on charges  3rd Degree Vehicular Assault following...

Business owner gets 5 years in prison and is ordered to pay $4.2...

William Cook, 63, of Berlin, MD was sentenced Thursday  by Delaware  U.S. District Court Judge Colm F. Connolly to five years in prison  on federal bank fraud, false statement, and money laundering charges. After a...

Guilty plea entered in $3 million bribes for in-state tuition scheme at Delaware...

Stephen Williams, of Neptune, NJ pleaded  guilty in federal court Friday  to bribery in a case of evasion of out of state tuition at Delaware State University Williams is the co-defendant of Crystal Martin, the...