DE State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness

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DE Senate vote on Auditor criticized as “political theater”

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate Democrats have voted to seek to remove Delaware's state auditor from office. Senators voted 13-7 Monday for a resolution to hold a joint session of the legislature regarding the removal of Auditor Kathy McGuiness, a Democrat. The resolution must also be approved by the House, but Democratic House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf said he has no plans to call a special session. He criticized the Senate […]

today07/27/2022 10

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Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She is being tried on felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and some misdemeanor charges. Prosecutor Mark Denney said in closing arguments Thursday that McGuiness abused her position in hiring her daughter, structuring payments under a […]

today07/01/2022 12

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Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in State Auditor trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state's chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions Tuesday about false and misleading statements he made under oath in a sworn search warrant affidavit and again in testimony before a grand jury. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste […]

today06/29/2022 9

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Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief investigator in the corruption case against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness tried under cross-examination to deflect responsibility for false statements made in a search warrant affidavit and reiterated in an indictment. Franklin Robinson told a judge in a search warrant affidavit last year that payments to a consultant hired by McGuiness were split in August 2020, and again in September 2020, to keep them […]

today06/28/2022 16

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Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests that McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment that is at the heart of the criminal case. But the defense said Friday that McGuiness had no way of knowing the employee tasked with handling such payments wouldn't be available. That's because she decided to quit while on vacation. McGuiness is being tried […]

today06/27/2022 11

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Ex-aide admits lying to Grand Jury in State Auditor corruption case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former chief of staff to Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has admitted at her criminal corruption trial that he lied under oath to a grand jury that was investigating McGuiness. Thomas Van Horn acknowledged under cross-examination by the defense Thursday that he told the grand jury last year that McGuiness fired him because of “disagreements” they had. In fact, McGuiness asked Van Horn to resign […]

today06/24/2022 10

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Judge limits witness testimony in auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness has limited or prohibited testimony from several prosecution witnesses. Tuesday's rulings came after the defense attorney complained of prosecutors trying to engage in a "trial by ambush." The judge disallowed testimony from one prosecution witness and set parameters on the testimony of three others. The defense argued that certain testimony from the […]

today06/22/2022 11

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Witness in auditor trial recounts hiring, investigator call

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 in 2020 for part-time work. That's according to testimony Thursday in McGuiness' criminal corruption trial. Virginia Bateman told jurors that staffer in the auditor's office were "outwardly rude" to her and her friend Elizabeth McGuiness. Kathy McGuiness is a Democrat who was […]

today06/17/2022 21

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Opening statements set in Delaware auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Opening arguments are set to begin in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware’s state auditor following completion of jury selection. A panel of seven men and five women was seated Monday in the trial of Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The initial jury was tossed after the trial was moved from Wilmington to Dover earlier this month. McGuiness is a Democrat elected in 2018 and is seeking reelection […]

today06/14/2022 13

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