STOP THE PRESSES: Showtime’s Hit “Billions” Features an Episode on Bouchard-Era Corruption in Delaware’s Chancery Court

OPINION

Dear Friends,

Between the recent Politico article calling out Delaware’s Chancery Court corruption and now, the hit show Billions obviously being influenced by my years of investigative journalism into Bouchard-Era Corruption, my detractors can kiss my grits! In this article, Kevin Shannon of Potter Anderson says the caddie is lying, and he didn’t golf with Bouchard during the case. What was it Shannon? Tennis? Croquet? Badminton? Fox hunting?

Link to Politico story:
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/22/sharpton-biden-delaware-court-drama-506496

Everything I have been screaming from the mountain tops about the con Delaware’s elites pull on shareholders and workers is on clear display in Billions, Season 5, Episode 9.

Link to Showtime’s Billions:
https://www.sho.com/billions/season/5#/stream/episode/3475703/int-billions-11879

The glad-handing, nepotism and “Good Ole Boy” back-scratching are the subject of this episode, and my fears for Delaware tolerating this are all coming home to roost: Court crimes can only be so big before the world learns the unfortunate truth about the “no jury” — “no wheel spin” — “it’s all about who you know” Chancery Court with its archaic rules that make the Chancellor a Feudal Lord, unaccountable to anyone.

Without my investigative reporting on this issue, I find it hard to believe the Billions people would have known exactly what to look for. Voters, tell your elected leaders: Something must change in Delaware’s corrupt court system. If we don’t make changes ourselves, it will thrust upon us economic havoc in the industry for which we rely on most: Incorporations.

We must have integrity in our courts!!! As always, your comments are welcome.

Respectfully Yours,
JUDSON Bennett–Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.