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Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in auditor trial

Jun. 28, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state’s chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination Tuesday as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions from defense attorney Steve...

Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial

Jun. 27, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief investigator in the criminal corruption case against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness tried repeatedly under cross-examination Monday to deflect responsibility for false statements he made in a search warrant affidavit and which were later reiterated in an...

Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

Jun. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence presented Friday in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment at the heart of her criminal case, not knowing the employee would quit while on vacation. ...

Ex-aide admits lied to grand jury in auditor corruption case

Jun. 23, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former chief of staff to Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness admitted during testimony in her criminal corruption trial Thursday that he lied under oath to a grand jury that was investigating McGuiness. Thomas Van Horn acknowledged under cross-examination by...

Daughter testifies at corruption trial of Delaware auditor

Jun. 22, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The daughter of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness testified Wednesday at her mother’s criminal corruption trial, saying she earned her pay after being hired for a part-time job in the auditor’s office but was treated poorly by other staffers. Elizabeth...

Judge limits witness testimony in auditor corruption trial

Jun. 21, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness limited or prohibited testimony from several prosecution witnesses Tuesday after the defense attorney complained of prosecutors trying to engage in a “trial by ambush.” ...

Gun control bills win final approval from Delaware lawmakers

Jun. 16, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bills outlawing several types of semiautomatic firearms and magazines capable of holding more than 17 rounds have won final approval in Delaware’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly with no Republican support. The magazine bill passed the House on a 23-18...

Witness in auditor trial recounts hiring, investigator call

Jun. 16, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Employees in the office of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness did not take kindly to the hiring of the auditor’s daughter and a friend for part-time work, according to testimony Thursday in McGuiness’ criminal corruption trial. Virginia Bateman, the...

House votes to raise minimum gun purchase age to 21

Jun. 14, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have approved a bill raising the minimum age for anyone in Delaware to legally possess or purchase any rifle, or firearm ammunition, from 18 to 21, the same age requirement for handguns. The bill cleared the House 27-13 on a mostly party-line vote...

Jurors hear opening statements in auditor corruption trial

Jun. 14, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Criminal corruption charges against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness have no basis in fact and are based on a biased investigation that included false statements used to obtain a search warrant and a grand jury indictment, her attorney told a jury Tuesday. ...