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Greg Sleet

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Greg Sleet
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Station:   Wilmington, DE
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   4/30/1998 - Present
Chief:   2007 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Longobardi
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Hampton U., B.A., 1973
Law School:   Rutgers U. Law, J.D., 1976
Gregory Moneta Sleet(b. 1951) is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He joined the court in 1998 after an appointment by Bill Clinton. Sleet is the Chief Judge of the Court serving as the Court's lead administrative officer in conjunction with the Clerk of Court in the day to day operations of the Court.[1]

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.[2]

Professional career

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.[2]

In 1994, Sleet was nominated by President Bill Clinton to U.S. District Attorney for the District of Delaware where he served until 1998.[3]

Judicial career

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.[4]

Notable cases

Sex tourist case (2010)

     United States District Court for the District of Delaware
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."[5]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Longobardi
District of Delaware
Seat #2
Succeeded by:

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