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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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2014

$23.8 Million Settlement with AT&T for Environmental Violations Nov 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.

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People v Yonas Alehegne Nov 19, 2014

On November 19, 2014, a jury convicted Yonas Alehegne of stalking and criminal threats.

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People v Decoy Alcoy Hazle Nov 17, 2014

On November 17, 2014, a jury convicted Decoy Alcoy Hazle of 8 counts of sexual assault of a minor under 10 years of age.

The acts ranged from sexual intercourse of a child under 10, attempted sodomy, oral copulation of a child under 10 and lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14 years of age. The acts occurred at the defendant’s home in Hayward. The defendant testified that the victim was lying, but the jury found his testimony not credible.

Prosecuting the case was DDA Carrie Skolnick with assistance from Inspector Simon Rhee.

People v Gustavo Moran Nov 12, 2014

On November 12, 2014, a jury convicted defendant Gustavo Moran of the first degree murder of 18-year-old Jesus Diaz. The jury found true the allegation that the defendant personally used a firearm, and additionally convicted him of shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault with a firearm on a 15-year-old girl.

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People v Rafael Tovar Nov 3, 2014

On November 3, 2014, a jury convicted Rafael Tovar, 29, of the first degree murder of Justice Afoa, 18, as well as conspiracy to commit murder and found true the allegation that the crime was committed in furtherance of gang activity.

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Guilty Verdict in 1984 Murder of 14-year-old Oct 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.

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People v Reggie Brown Oct 28, 2014

On October 28, 2014, a jury convicted Reggie Brown of nine counts of child molestation against three victims. The molestation occurred between 1993 and 2007 when the victims were between five and thirteen years old. Despite an investigation by Child Protective Services finding that the allegations were substantiated, a criminal investigation was never conducted. Three additional uncharged victims also testified at trial that they, too, had been molested by the defendant when they were children. Sentencing is scheduled for January 12, 2015. The case was prosecuted by DDA Edward Vieira-Ducey with assistance from DA Inspector Jean Luevano and Jason Hawks of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

People v Patrick Shields & Wynn Brewer Oct 20, 2014

On October 20, 2014, Patrick Shields and Wynn Brewer were convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit murder. Brewer was also convicted of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In May of 2011, the Oakland Police and federal law enforcement authorities conducted an investigation of members of an Oakland criminal street gang, including Patrick Shields. On May 18, 2011, the police investigation revealed that Shields was conspiring with others to murder a man. Shields directed Brewer and two other men to drive to a residence in Oakland and to shoot and kill the intended victim when he left the residence. The Oakland Police stopped the car containing the suspects before they could commit the murder. The police recovered two loaded pistols that were going to be used to commit the murder. The case was prosecuted by DDA John Brouhard.

People v Saul Algaba Oct 6, 2014

On October 6, 2014, a jury convicted Saul Algaba of brandishing a firearm. On May 4, 2014, the defendant pointed a Sig Saur 226 .40 caliber handgun at the victim and threatened to shoot her if she did not leave the house. The gun was recovered by the police inside the home. The case was prosecuted by DDA Maggie Calonge.

DV Awareness Month 2014 Sep 30, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DA O'Malley is a committed partner of the California Victims' Compensation Program (CalVCP) and leader in victims' rights advocacy. A new campaign by the CalVCP now permeates four of the top ten most violent cities in California: Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, and San Francisco. In addition to their crime rates, these cities were chosen because of the existing gap between the high number of reported violent crimes and the low number of CalVCP applications submitted for assistance. The images and information are displayed on the CalVCP website and on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI).

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AB1517 Signed to Address CA’s Rape Kit Backlog Sep 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.

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Combat Human Trafficking Sep 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.

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Rape Kit Update Press Conference Sep 29, 2014

Congressman Honda and Alameda County DA O'Malley Outline Success in Eliminating Rape Kit Backlog ~ Results seen at federal, local level ~

Oakland, CA. – Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley discussed the accomplishments and ongoing efforts to eliminate the backlog of rape kits at a local and national level and to ensure that resources exist to prevent future backlogs.

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TJX Companies, Inc. to Pay $2,777,500 Settlement Sep 22, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, along with 34 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, announced today that Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Wills has ordered Massachusetts-based retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. to pay $2,777,500 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. The TJX Companies, Inc. operates throughout California as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods brands.

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People v. Rasheed Strane Sep 9, 2014

On September 9, 2014, a jury convicted Rasheed Strane of the second degree murder of Rebecca Viera and the attempted murder of her boyfriend, Joseph Johnson. On August 17, 2013, the 23-year-old defendant fired five times into a parked vehicle driven by Johnson and occupied by Viera and her 5-year-old son. The motive behind the shooting appears to be one of a pre-emptive strike by the defendant, who believed a witness to the murder and the victims were at 72nd and MacArthur to beat up defendant’s girlfriend. The case was prosecuted by DDA Melissa Dooher with assistance from DA Inspector Gus Galindo.

Pepole v David Anderson Sep 8, 2014

On September 8, 2014, a jury convicted David Anderson of mayhem with use of a firearm, assault with a firearm and with great bodily injury, robbery with great bodily injury, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. On November 9, 2012, the defendant robbed a 17-year-old girl at the side of a corner-store located at 19th Avenue and East 21st Street in Oakland. The defendant repeatedly hit the victim’s head into the store wall when trying to take her cellphone, ultimately causing a concussion. He then kicked the victim’s 14-year-old relative in the head when she tried to intervene and protect her relative from attack. The defendant fled the scene after taking the robbery victim’s cellphone. On November 14, 2012, the defendant shot his third-female victim in her right pinky, which consequently had to be amputated, while she was seated in her car located in the driveway of a residence on Pearmain Street and 107th Avenue in Oakland, and while she was in an altercation with the defendant’s girlfriend. The defendant then accidentally shot himself in the leg while fleeing the scene. The case was prosecuted by DDA Gemma Daggs with assistance from Inspector Kendell Won.

Pepole v Lamour Smith Sep 8, 2014

On September 8, 2014, a jury convicted Lamour Smith of three counts of robbery and assault with a firearm. In October 2013, the defendant robbed three food delivery men after placing an order for food to be delivered to an address in Oakland. Each time, the defendant stole the victim's cellphone and wallet. OPD quickly investigated and located the defendant. The case was prosecuted by DDA Angela Steffes with assistance from DA Inspector Jim Rullamas.

Governor Signs DA Sponsored Human Trafficking Bill Sep 2, 2014

On August 29, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 939, marking a significant advancement in the ability to prosecute human trafficking cases that cross jurisdictional lines. The legislation, co-sponsored by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and authored by Senator Marty Block, enables prosecutors to file multiple charges against a defendant who commits human trafficking-related offenses in multiple jurisdictions across the State of California.

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People v Charles Lamont Kimbrough Aug 28, 2014

On August 28, 2014, a jury convicted Charles Lamont Kimbrough of first degree murder. On April 20, 2011, Chris Donaldson, Charles Kimbrough, and Richard Ezell conspired to rob William Adrian Sapp, who placed an ad on Craigslist to sell marijuana. At the exchange point, Kimbrough appeared and tried to take the marijuana which led to a brawl. Kimbrough brought a fake pistol and victim Sapp had a loaded .38 revolver. The shooting occurred as Sapp had the fake gun and Ezell picked up the victim's gun; Ezell shot once and killed the victim. In June 2014, Donaldson was convicted of first degree murder. Ezell testified and pled to second degree murder. Defendant Kimbrough will be sentenced on October 31, 2014. The case was prosecuted by DDA Patrick Moriarty with assistance from DA Inspector George Phillips.

People v Sellam Ismail Aug 27, 2014

On August 27, 2014, a jury convicted Sellam Ismail of evading a peace officer and resisting, obstructing, or delaying a peace officer. On September 28, 2013, a Livermore police officer saw the defendant driving without a front or rear license plate. He attempted to make a traffic stop, but the defendant fled. During the pursuit, the defendant ran a solid red light almost causing a collision with an uninvolved vehicle. After the pursuit, the defendant refused to cooperate with police, accusing them of having “no authority” over him. The case was prosecuted by DDA Charly Weissenbach.

People v WIlliam Barnes & Kenneth Webb Aug 20, 2014

On August 20, 2014, a jury convicted William Barnes of three counts of second-degree robbery with use of a firearm and co-defendant Kenneth Webb of a single count of second-degree robbery, also with use of a firearm. During August 2012, the defendants embarked on a spree of gun-point robberies throughout the city of San Leandro. They robbed a cashier clerk at a Shell Gas Station at gunpoint and defendant Barnes robbed a cashier clerk at a Quick Stop market and Food Maxx. In each case, the victims were ordered at gunpoint to open and turn over hundreds of dollars from their cash registers while one or both defendants collected the money and fled. The case was prosecuted by DDA Adam Maldonado with assistance from Inspector Tim Bergquist.

People v Robert Wilson Aug 11, 2014

On August 11, 2014, a jury convicted Robert Wilson of felony assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. On February 6, 2014, Wilson and his friend initiated a fist fight with the victim over a prior dispute. After the fight, the defendant grabbed the victim and dragged him down the block backwards in the car and around the corner. The victim's clothing was torn off his body and he fell into the street, splitting his ear and suffering serious road burn. Defendant Wilson denied to the police that he had been in any fight. The jury rejected the defendant's claim at trial that he acted in self-defense. The case was prosecuted by DDA Warren Ko with assistance from DA Inspector Mark Moreno.

Sysco Corporation Settlement Aug 1, 2014

Sysco Corporation Settles Multi-Million Dollar Consumer Protection Lawsuit Brought by District Attorneys

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced that Sysco Corporation, the country’s largest food distribution company, and its California Operating Companies (OpCos) will pay almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties as a result of, among other things, the OpCos' illegal practice of holding perishable foods in unregistered and/or unrefrigerated storage sheds.

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs SB 978 Jul 18, 2014

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 978 into law. This bill, authored by Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, provides a significant change to a law that ensures victims of sexual assault receive timely rape crisis counseling services. SB 978 allows a hospital to notify the local Rape Crisis Center when a victim arrives for a medical or evidentiary physical examination after a sexual assault. Prior to the passage of this bill, only law enforcement was required to notify the Rape Crisis Center.

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People v Deontay Laquawn Wilson Jul 10, 2014

On July 10, 2014, a jury convicted Deontay Laquawn Wilson of robbery with the use of a firearm. On June 18, 2013 the victim was contacted by an unidentified male on Craigslist offering cell phones. The victim agreed to meet the male at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and 28th Street in Oakland. At the meeting point, the victim was confronted by two suspects, one of which robbed him at gun point, and the suspects fled. Later that night, the defendant was pulled over by police officers for operating a vehicle without a license plate. The officers searched the defendant's car and found identifying information belonging to the victim. The prosecutor was DDA Gregory O'Connell with assistance from DA Inspector Harry Hu.

People v Kenyus Deshon Walker Jul 9, 2014

On July 9, 2014, a jury convicted Kenyus Deshon Walker of first degree murder and personal and intentional discharge of a firearm causing death. On September 25, 2012, the victim, Billy Brooks Jr., 39, and a companion went to a known drug house on 80th Avenue to buy some heroin. The defendant, the enforcer of the house, answered the door with a shotgun in his hand. The victim walked past him into the dining room, brushing him off dismissively and then began to announce himself in the house. After an exchange of words, the defendant took the safety off the gun and shot the victim in the neck, killing him instantly. After the shot, five other individuals inside the house came into the dining room and saw the defendant holding a shotgun. The defendant left the house on foot and the remaining witnesses decided to wrap the victim in tarp and move his body. On October 7, 2012, the victim was found shot to death inside an abandoned car on the 2400 block of Ritchie Street in Oakland. Neighbors reported a strong odor coming from the abandoned car. The victim’s decomposed body was found in the back seat of the car wrapped in a tarp and cloth. The case was prosecuted by DDA Glenn Kim with assistance from DA Inspector Gus Galindo.

People v Joseph Thomas Connors Jul 8, 2014

On July 8, 2014, a jury convicted Joseph Thomas Connors of first degree murder with special circumstances.

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People v Arthur Esver Jul 8, 2014

On July 8, 2014, a jury found Arthur Esver guilty of five felony counts of sexual abuse. He was held accountable for all charged counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, sodomy and sexual penetration of a minor under 10 years of age. This abuse occurred from 2010-2011 in San Leandro, and was eventually reported on March 7, 2011, by the victim and family to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The sentencing is scheduled for October 24, 2014 by the Honorable Vernon Nakahara. The prosecutor was DDA Samantha Kim with assistance from DA Inspector Jeff McCort.

People v Jose Garcia Lopez Jul 1, 2014

On July 1, 2014, a jury found defendant Jose Garcia Lopez guilty of felony stalking. The defendant and victim Jane Doe met when she was a waitress at a Fremont bar. Over the course of several months they developed a friendship. In April 2013, Jane Doe decided to end her friendship with defendant after a dispute. Over the course of the subsequent three weeks, the defendant repeatedly threatened and physically attacked Jane Doe and her mother. Such attacks included stealing and crashing victim's vehicle. On April 11, 2013, it was alleged that the defendant strangled Jane Doe's mother to the point she required hospitalization. The case was prosecuted by DDA Charles Wilson with the assistance of DA Inspector Paul Balzouman.

Civil Lawsuit Settled Against Rite Aid Stores Jun 30, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that the Office’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division, along with Riverside and San Diego District Attorneys’ Offices and the California State Board of Pharmacy, has settled a $498,250 lawsuit against the owners of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain in California.

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Podiatrist Charged with Illegal Drug Prescriptions Jun 30, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office has charged San Leandro Podiatrist Dr. Tan Nguyen, 62, with felony counts related to the unlawful prescription of controlled narcotics. A joint law enforcement investigation between the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI, and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Nguyen wrote more than 5,000 controlled substance prescriptions between June of 2013 and June of 2014 – mainly for hydrocodone (Vicodin/Norco, an addictive narcotic pain killer), oxycodone (a highly addictive narcotic pain killer), carisoprodol (muscle relaxer) and diazepam (anti-anxiety medication).

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Def. Guilty Verdict in Murder of 3 Yr. Old Jun 23, 2014

Oakland, Ca. -- Alameda County DA Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that a jury has found defendants Willie Torrence and Lawrence Denard guilty of first degree murder for the killing of three-year-old Carlos Nava. The defendants were also found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, along with additional felonies. The jury also found that the crimes were committed in furtherance of a criminal street gang.

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People v Christopher Arthur Purcell Jun 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014, a jury convicted Christopher Arthur Purcell of 22 counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 and five counts of sodomy of a person under 18. On May 25, 2013, John Doe had been exploring Craigslist when he found a listing for a “houseboy” posted by the 58 year old defendant. The posting offered room and board in exchange for cooking and cleaning. The listing also stated that, “play would be expected”.

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People v Jan Van Dusen Jun 19, 2014

On June 19, 2014, a jury found Jan Van Dusen guilty of animal neglect and cruelty. On October 27, 2011, Oakland Animal Services rescued 93 live cats, two dogs, and 11 deceased cats from defendant’s home in West Oakland. Veterinarians testified that all of the live cats were needlessly suffering based on the dangerous and dirty conditions inside the house, and that all the cats needed varying degrees of medical attention. The defendant will be sentenced on July 25, 2014. The case was prosecuted by Timothy Burr Jr. with assistance DA Inspector Harry Hu.

People v Damien Jones Jun 12, 2014

On June 12, 2014, a jury found Damien Earl Jones guilty as charged of second degree murder with enhancements for the the use of a firearm, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon with priors, carrying a concealed firearm within a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a city.

Defendant Damien Jones and the victim, Billy Ray Williams, knew each other through the women they were each dating. On July 8, 2010, the victim was intoxicated and knocked on the door of the girlfriend of Defendant Jones. The defendant answered the door and the two argued over a gun the victim left at the home. Before the victim obtained his gun, Defendant Jones drew his own gun and fatally shot the victim.

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DA O'Malley on KALW Radio Jun 9, 2014

CITY VISIONS PRESENTS:

“SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE BAY AREA”

JUNE 9TH, AT 7PM

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People v Bryan Allen Vulgamore (aka Bryan Allen Davis) Jun 5, 2014

On June 5, 2014 a jury convicted Bryan Allen Vulgamore (aka Bryan Allen Davis) of second degree murder for the January 8, 2002, killing of Cecilia Garcia in Livermore.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Month 2014 Jun 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY
(For Immediate Release)
June 3, 2014

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People v Ollie Boyd Jun 3, 2014

On June 3, 2014, a jury found defendant Ollie Boyd guilty of assault with a deadly weapon. After being evicted from his wife's home followed by a day of heavy drinking, an altercation broke out between the defendant and his step-daughter and step-grandson, when he returned to the home. The defendant drove his van directly at his step-grandson while threatening him and lunging at him with a wrench. Then, defendant Boyd accelerated his van towards his step-daughter. She and her son ran from the van, but she was struck by pieces of the house's gate and fence as the van crashed through it. She suffered contusions and was treated at the Highland Hospital Emergency Department. The case was prosecuted by DDA Dan Roisman indispensably assisted by DA Inspector Simon Rhee.

People v Ricardo Vazquez May 29, 2014

On May 29, 2014, a jury convicted Ricardo Vazquez of aggravated sexual assault for a series of sexual assaults involving digital penetration, oral copulation and rape. The assaults happened when the victim was 11-13 years old. The defendant will be sentenced on August 18, 2014. The case was prosecuted by DDA Edward Vieira-Ducey.

People v Carlos Contrerasanguian May 27, 2014

On May 27, 2014, a jury convicted Carlos Contrerasanguian of sexual battery. On April 9, 2014, the victim was on her morning jog when the defendant ran up behind her and grabbed her buttocks with both of his hands. Defendant ran away as victim tried to chase after him. A witness who was driving by spotted the defendant near MacArthur BART Station and called 911. At trial, the defense called an expert to testify about schizophrenia and introduced the defendant's mental health records. The prosecutor was DDA Amy Deng.

Milpitas Bollywood Concert Promoter Found Guilty May 7, 2014

Milpitas Bollywood Concert Promoter Found Guilty of Aggravated Mayhem and Conspiracy

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People v Rakesh Singh May 6, 2014

On May 6, 2014, a jury found Rakesh "Paul" Singh guilty of aggravated mayhem and conspiracy to commit aggravated mayhem. This case comes out of a vicious attack that took place in Fremont on February 11, 2013. On that date, the defendant's ex-wife was leaving her home at 9:00 a.m. when two men brutally assaulted her with both hammer and knife. As a result of the beating and slashing, the victim sustained multiple deep lacerations to her cheek, nose, and ear and had to undergo extensive and ongoing medical treatment.

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Operation Turning Off the H.E.A.T. May 2, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

(For Immediate Release)

Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley and Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern Announce Successful Joint Operation Targeting Organized Crime

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People v Tomas Orona May 1, 2014

On May 1, 2014, a jury convicted Tomas Orona of ten felony counts, including the willful, deliberate, and premeditated attempted murder of Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Duane Fisher with the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm clause. Additional felony convictions correspond to crimes committed between June 1 and June 4, 2012, when the defendant engaged in a crime spree in Oakland.

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April 2014 Drug Take Back Day Apr 23, 2014

Alameda County DA’s Office Participates in Nationwide Event
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

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People v Aaron Stewart, Anthony Perry & Paul Stevenson Apr 17, 2014

On April 17, 2014, a jury convicted Aaron Stewart, Anthony Perry, and Paul Stevenson of three counts of deliberate and premeditated first degree murder with special circumstances, four counts of deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, intentional discharge of a firearm, and intentional discharge causing death or great bodily injury.

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People v Francisco Daniel Dominguez Apr 17, 2014

On April 17, 2014, a jury found defendant, Francisco Daniel Dominguez, guilty of eight felony counts of sexual abuse. He was held accountable for eight counts of lewd and lascivious acts, oral copulation, and sexual penetration with a foreign object. This abuse occurred from 2004-2011 in San Leandro, and was eventually reported in 2012 by the victim to San Leandro Police. The jury came back with a verdict after 2 days of deliberations. The sentencing is scheduled for June 2, 2014, by the Honorable Roy Hashimoto. The prosecutor was DDA Samantha Kim.

CALICO Mutual of America Foundation Luncheon Apr 14, 2014

April 24, 2014


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DA O'Malley Receives National Awards Apr 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
April 10, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley Honored with Two National Awards for Bringing Justice to Crime Victims and Working to End Sexual Violence

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Photos 4-5-14 Apr 7, 2014

Check out our photos from the Community Day of Action 2014 (See Link Here)

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People v Thomas Robinson Apr 4, 2014

On April 4, 2014, a jury found defendant Thomas Robinson, aka Jamal Austin, guilty of threatening a judicial officer. In March of 2011, Mr. Austin was representing himself during a civil litigation proceeding against Highland Hospital and the Emeryville Police Department. Mr. Austin’s civil litigation was dismissed in February of 2012, and Mr. Austin filed an appeal with the Alameda County Appellate division. During his appeal, Mr. Austin wrote threatening language in legal motions toward Judges of the Alameda County Superior Court Appellate Division. On January 28, 2013, Mr. Austin wrote a specific threat toward an Alameda County Superior Court Judge threatening the life of that Judge if he did not grant Mr. Austin’s appeal. Mr. Austin faces up to 3 years in prison for the offense. Sentencing will take place on May 2. This case was prosecuted by DDA Neil Layton with assistance from DA Inspector Simon Rhee.

Community Day of Action 2014 Apr 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY
(For Immediate Release)
April 3, 2014

Community Day of Action to End Human Exploitation and Trafficking

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Lowe’s to Pay $18.1 Mill Apr 3, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
April 2, 2014

Lowe’s to Pay $18.1 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations Stores Throughout the State Illegally Disposed of Hazardous Wastes

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People v Nateel Sharma Apr 3, 2014

On April 3, 2014, a jury found Nateel Sharma guilty of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. The jury also found true corresponding enhancements for personally discharging a firearm and causing great bodily injury. The defendant’s sister, Neshal Sharma, was also found guilty of being an accessory after the fact.

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Victims' Rights Wk. '14 Mar 31, 2014

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DA O'Malley Announces $2.25 mill Injunction Mar 6, 2014

Press Release

(For Immediate Release)

Safeway Inc. Agrees to an Injunction & Payment of $2,250,000 in Fees, Restitution, and Other Costs to Settle A Consumer Protection Action

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D.A.’s Office Announces $6.8 Million Judgment Feb 21, 2014

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
February 20, 2014 (4:51 pm)

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Unapproved Dietary Supplements Seller to Pay $1.7m Jan 30, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
January 30, 2014

SELLER OF UNAPPROVED DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AGREES TO PAY $1,796,114.50 IN PENALTIES & RESTITUTION

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AB 1517 Press Release Jan 21, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)
January 21, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley & Assemblymember Nancy Skinner Announce Bill to Address California’s Rape Kit Backlog

OAKLAND, CA. – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) announced legislation today with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley to address the backlog of untested rape kits languishing in law enforcement agencies and forensic labs in California.

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Billboard Campaign Launched Today Jan 9, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
(For Immediate Release)

Massive Billboard Campaign Combatting Human Exploitation & Trafficking of Children Unveiled

Oakland, Ca.—Today, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley introduced a public awareness campaign that directly confronts the epidemic of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. DA O’Malley unveiled billboards and bus shelters that will blanket the city of Oakland in an effort to raise awareness of the staggering number of commercially sexually exploited children in the city and to offer help to those same children.

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