DE: McGuiness indicted on two felony charges

Source: Delaware News Journal

“Delaware state Auditor Kathy McGuiness was indicted Monday on criminal charges that she hired and supervised her daughter in a do-nothing state job, that she circumvented state contracting laws to shield public payments to a political campaign group from regulator scrutiny and that she spied on and discriminated against employees who questioned her conduct. McGuiness faces two felony charges and multiple misdemeanors in the indictment, which appears to make her the first statewide elected official to be indicted on felony charges while holding office. State officials executed a search warrant on McGuiness’ office two weeks ago and since then, neither she, her staff nor her daughter have answered questions regarding the investigation, the existence of which could not be independently verified by Delaware Online/The News Journal until Monday’s indictment.” (10/11/21)