McGuiness Sentenced and Resigns

Delaware Auditor Kathy McGuiness was sentenced to a year of probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $10,000 fine for her misdemeanor conflict of interest and official misconduct convictions, guilty verdicts that stemmed from her hiring her daughter to work in the auditor’s office.

Her attorney, Steven Wood, also announced during today during his closing argument in her sentencing hearing that McGuiness had submitted a letter of resignation last night, resigning fro the Auditor post effective on November 4 as of 4:30 p.m today [Update: I am told that McGuiness was threatened with being removed by Governor Carney immediately and she changed her effective date, orginally set for November 4, to today].

Good riddance.

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3 comments on “McGuiness Sentenced and Resigns

  1. cassandram

    One of the biggest issues that contributed to this was the astonishing toxic environment in that office. It would be really smart for Gov. Carney to put an end to everything this office has been put through and remove her immediately. It is the very least that leadership requires.

  2. cassandram

    Governor Carney has appointed Dennis Greenhouse to serve out the remainder of McG’s term.

    No word on removal to let this office get to the work of getting back to normal.

    • cassandram

      AND I have it from a solid source that McG resigned as of 4:30 yesterday evening and Dennis Greenhouse is now temp Auditor of Accounts. Just saw this on the NJ too, but seems to be added from yesterday’s report.

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