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Former Wilmington Fire Chief Sentenced To Prison

Anthony Goode, former Chief of the Wilmington Fire Department was sentenced to prison this afternoon for stealing from a group representing minority firefighters.

Goode, 45, pleaded guilty in December 2018 to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card. Officials said he stole more than $50,000 between January 2009 and October 2016 while serving as president of the Gallant Blazers, Inc.

A Superior Court judge sentenced Goode to one year in prison followed by one year of probation. He must also repay $62,321 to the Gallant Blazers.

Original Story

Last week officials announced that former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode pled guilty in relation to stealing from a group representing minority firefighters. The 45-year-old Goode of Wilmington pled guilty to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card.

Officials said Goode admitted stealing more than $50,000 from Gallant Blazers, Inc. between January 2009 and October 2016. Goode was president of the organization at the time. Goode faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced by a Superior Court judge in March 2019.

Delaware Department of Justice Special Investigators Robert Irwin and Walter Ferris investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Thomas Brown. Paralegal Kelly Drzymalski, forensic accountant Clyde Hartman, and Special Investigator LaVincent Harris also assisted on the case.

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