This blog is dedicated to monitoring the online media in secrecy jurisdictions, in particular looking for stories which help to understand local political and social dynamics. It has not been easy to find relevant online news about Delaware, one of the world’s leading jurisdictions for anonymous company incorporation; the available sources seem to focus mostly on national news and sports results.
Yesterday I came across an article about Wilmington (“the Corporate Capital of the World”) via Delaware online which includes nepotism, conflicts of interest and abuse of public resources in just a few paragraphs. Feedback on whether this story is representative of the overall quality of governance in Delaware would be very welcome.
“Mayor Dennis P. Williams announced Friday night that Velda Jones-Potter, his chief strategy adviser, “is no longer with” his administration, a stunning announcement that came two days after The News Journal reported city resources were provided to her son’s for-profit music festival at taxpayers’ expense.”
“20 Wilmington police officers staffed the Foxtail Fest last Saturday as part of a last-minute call to bolster security for the event at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. City public works staff and ambulance personnel also worked the event on the taxpayers’ dime.
The all-day hip-hop festival was organized by What Scene?, a company owned by Brandon Potter, the son of Jones-Potter and state Rep. Charles Potter Jr., the mayor’s cousin and a former city councilman.”
The full article is available here.