New Delaware Insurance Commissioner Names Transition Team

December 4, 2008

Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner-elect says she’s chosen former New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon to serve on her transition team.

Karen Weldin Stewart says she picked Gordon to evaluate the fraud unit in the insurance office. She says Gordon has executive experience and worked in law enforcement and was the only person she could find with both qualities.

Gordon pleaded guilty in 2007 to two counts of failing to give accurate tax information. Federal authorities had investigated his actions to see if he used his elected office to benefit himself. Charges of racketeering, wire fraud and mail fraud were dropped.

Stewart’s campaign manager, Elliott Jacobson, says Gordon’s crime is in the past and was a misdemeanor. Jacobson says it’s time to let the issue go.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal

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