People v Namon Taylor May 2, 2016
On April 27, 2016, defendant Namon Taylor was convicted of two counts of second degree robbery, and possession of firearm by a felon with priors.
Between May 2015 and November 2015 Defendant Namon Taylor and his former co-defendant, Lacarl Dow, were being investigated for a series of robberies that had occurred at convenience stores in counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In Alameda County, Defendant Taylor committed two convenience store robberies on October 21 and November 19, 2015.
OAKLAND, CA – The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley has been selected by the American Bar Association as a 2016 recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. DA O’Malley, who has served as the District Attorney of Alameda County since 2009 and the first woman to hold that position, is now the first District Attorney in the nation to receive this prestigious award from the ABA.
The Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession in 1991, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers. Honorees receiving the Margaret Brent Award have achieved professional excellence in their field and influenced other woman to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, and/or advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.
People v Alice Fausto Apr 26, 2016
On April 20, 2016, defendant Alice Fausto was convicted of felony grand theft in an immigration fraud case. She pled no contest to five counts of felony grand theft and was ordered to serve 18 months in county jail, in addition to being ordered to pay restitution of over $50,000 to her victims and being placed on probation for five years.
Between June 2014 and September 2015, Defendant Fausto fraudulently represented herself as a paralegal and solicited business from undocumented members of the local community to assist them in obtaining work permits and visas for themselves and members of their family. Most of the victims paid Fausto in cash.
DA’s Office is Participating in Drug Take Back Day Apr 15, 2016
On April 30, 2016, the Alameda County DA’s Office will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
The public is encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription or over the counter medication for free, confidential and safe disposal. It is a great opportunity to rid your home of potentially-dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, thereby helping to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This can also include unused pet medication.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
People v Joseph Charles Hannon Apr 15, 2016
On April 14, 2016, a jury found defendant Joseph Charles Hannon guilty of assault with a firearm plus clauses for the use of a firearm and great bodily injury, as well as felon in possession of a firearm.
On February 23, 2014, at about 9 am, Defendant Hannon and his girlfriend entered the McDonalds at the intersection of 45th & Telegraph in Oakland. They ordered food and sat in a booth near the victim. Believing the victim had said something inappropriate to his girlfriend, Defendant Hannon yelled at him then stood up and walked quickly toward the victim with his right hand in his pocket.
People v Larry Darnell Fuller Apr 7, 2016
On April 6, 2016, a jury found defendant Larry Darnell Fuller guilty of first degree murder with the special circumstance of killing a witness to prevent testimony for the 2004 killing of Samy Sanjay. Defendant Fuller was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon.
“While we cannot undo the tragedy of Samy Sanjay’s murder, we do hope that this verdict brings his family and loved-ones a sense that justice has been served on his behalf,” says prosecutor Stacie Pettigrew.
“I wish to thank the members of the jury for their hard work and dedication throughout this difficult trial.”
In 2000, Defendant Fuller took his car to RyNck Tires in Castro Valley, CA for repairs and left without paying. He returned the following day and robbed the business with a gun. Shortly thereafter, he was prosecuted for felony grand theft, and received a sentence of three years in state prison.
People v Brandon Wallace Mar 31, 2016
On March 21, 2016, a jury found defendant Brandon Wallace guilty as charged of first degree murder, attempted murder, and unlawful firearm activity, with enhancements for personally and intentionally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury.
On October 26th, 2010, at approximately 8:30am, defendants Brandon Wallace and Coleon Carroll were in driving in Berkeley. Two men -- Gary Ferguson Jr. and Larry Belle -- were standing outside a barbershop on Sacramento Street where Belle worked. Defendant Wallace and an unknown accomplice approached the two men and began firing at close range.
Oakland, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her Office’s Consumer Protection Division, along with Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego District Attorneys’ Offices and the California State Attorney General’s Office, has settled a $8,500,000 lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank alleging a violation of California’s privacy laws.
Under the terms of the court approved judgment, Wells Fargo will pay civil penalties totaling $7,616,000 and will reimburse the prosecutors' investigative costs of $384,000.
In addition to the above penalties and investigative costs, Wells Fargo will contribute $500,000 to two statewide organizations dedicated to advancing consumer protection and privacy rights.
“The collaboration of the District Attorney’s Offices and the Attorney General resulted in today’s settlement,” says Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley.
“As information technology reaches ever further into the lives of our citizens, strict compliance with California’s privacy laws becomes ever more imperative to protect the rights of those individuals.”