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Md. Man Charged with Trying to Kill Del. Officials

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - WBOC is learning new information tonight about an alleged plot to kill Delaware state officials, including now-attorney general Matt Denn.

Denn was one of two people allegedly targeted. The other was a vice chancellor of Chancery Court.

According to an indictment, this plot took shape last year while Denn was still lieutenant governor. Denn's office confirms his knowledge of the threat but would not comment further.

A Maryland man, Jeffrey Brian Cohen, and his insurance company are at the center of a fraud scheme alleged by prosecutors. Prior to being lieutenant governor and attorney general, Denn was Delaware's insurance commissioner.

The indictment brought against Cohen on the fraud scheme also includes a section saying Cohen got a gun and created a "target list." It says he even scouted the homes of the Delaware officials.

At the time this was alleged to have happened, the race for Delaware attorney general was getting underway. The Republican who ran against Denn was Ted Kittila. It turns out Cohen had once been a client of Kittila's.

Kittila says that relationship ended in early 2014. That was well before either he or Denn entered the AG's race and well before Cohen's arrest.

Kittila tells WBOC he was disappointed to hear the allegations and talked with Denn about them during the race.

"I was very concerned for the safety of the vice-chancellor and the then-sitting lieutenant governor," he said.

Kittila says he hopes the allegations against Cohen are fairly weighed in the criminal justice system and the truth is ultimately determined.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Cohen has strongly denied the charges against him.

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