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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Delaware|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||4/30/1998 - Present|
|Chief:||2007 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Joseph Longobardi|
|Hometown:||New York, NY|
|Undergraduate:||Hampton U., B.A., 1973|
|Law School:||Rutgers U. Law, J.D., 1976|
Early life and education
Born in New York City, New York, Sleet graduated from Hampton University with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and later from Rutgers University School of Law in New Jersey with his Juris Doctor degree in 1976.
Sleet was an Assistant Public Defender in the State of Pennsylvania for the Defender Association of Philadelphia from 1976 to 1983. Sleet entered private practice in the State of Pennsylvania from 1983 to 1990. In 1990, Sleet served as the Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware from 1990 to 1992. Sleet was General Counsel for Hercules Inc. from 1992 to 1994.
In 1994, Sleet was nominated by President Bill Clinton to U.S. District Attorney for the District of Delaware where he served until 1998.
District of Delaware
On the recommendation of Delaware U.S. Senator Joe Biden, Sleet was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998 to a seat vacated by Joseph Longobardi. Sleet was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 1998 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 30, 1998. Sleet has been the Chief Judge since 2007.
Sex tourist case (2010)
Judge Sleet presided in the trial of Thomas Pendelton who was found guilty of traveling out of the nation to have sex with an underage girl. On February 3, 2010, he sentenced Pendelton to thirty years in prison, ten more than what the federal guidelines required. The judge felt the sentence would protect children from "further acts of depravity."
- Judge Sleet's Webpage at the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- The Robing Room- Rate Judge Sleet
- Judge Sleet Biography from the Federal Judicial Center.
- Judge Greg Sleet Federal Judicial Center Biography
- "THOMAS" Gregory Sleet USAO DA DE confirmation:PN1273-103
- "THOMAS" Gregory Sleet USDC, DE confirmation: PN838-105
- Philadelphia Inquirer "Judge throws book at pedophile ‘sex tourist," February 3, 2010
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Delaware
|Magistrate judges||Mary Pat Thynge • Christopher J. Burke • Sherry R. Fallon •|
|Former Article III judges||
Joseph Farnan • Gunning Bedford • John Fisher • Willard Hall • Edward Green Bradford • Leonard Eugene Wales • Walter Stapleton • Jane Roth • Kent Jordan • Edward Green Bradford II • Hugh Martin Morris • John Percy Nields • James Latchum • Caleb Layton • Paul Leahy • Roderick McKelvie • Richard Rodney • Edwin Steel • Caleb Wright • Murray Schwartz •
|Former Chief judges|