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Prominent Delaware Developer Gets 21-Month Prison Sentence for Fraud

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A prominent Delaware developer has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for fraud.
    
Seventy-five-year-old Joseph Capano was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in March to bank fraud and a violation of the Clean Water Act.
    
Capano admitted using loan proceeds intended for a housing development in New Castle for personal purchases. He also admitted knowingly filling wetlands without a permit.
    
His actions led the Riverbend development in New Castle to be foreclosed upon. Capano had promised hundreds of high-end homes in the community, but now it's nearly empty.
    
Capano's attorney, Eugene Maurer, described him in pre-sentencing papers as an "old, broken human being" in poor health and not a threat to anyone. He asked for a sentence of home confinement and probation.

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