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$23.8 Million Settlement with AT&T for Environmental Violations

November 20, 2014


Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley Announces $23.8 Million Settlement with AT&T for Environmental Violations

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and today announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that hundreds of AT&T’s California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste and material over a nine-year period. As part of the settlement, AT&T will pay $23.8 million. In addition, AT&T will spend an estimated $28 million over the next five years to implement the enhanced environmental compliance measures required by the settlement.The settlement and proposed judgment, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, requires approval from the court before becoming final.

Guilty Verdict in 1984 Murder of 14 Year Old

October 30, 2014

Oakland, CA. - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that today a jury found Steven Carlson, 46, guilty of first degree murder for the brutal 1984 killing of 14 year old Tina Faelz.

Castro Valley Doctor Faces Criminal Charges

October 27, 2014

Oakland, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that a Castro Valley physician and surgeon, Douglas J. Abeles, M.D., surrendered on an arrest warrant obtained by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for his role in an insurance fraud scheme occurring out of his East Bay business office. He has been charged with 31 felony offenses following an investigation that was conducted jointly by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Insurance.

AB1517 Signed to Address CA's Rape Kit Backlog

September 30, 2014

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed groundbreaking legislation aimed at eliminating California’s current backlog of untested rape kits and preventing the possibility of future backlogs. AB 1517, authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, and co-sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), brings justice to victims of sexual assault by ensuring that DNA evidence collected during sexual assault examinations is tested in a timely manner.

Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Combat Human Trafficking

September 29, 2014

On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1610 into law. This bill, authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, provides for a conditional examination when a material witness is a victim of, or witness to, a felony prosecution involving human trafficking.