February 2011

Grand Jury Indictment in Foreclosure Scam Feb 14, 2011

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced that Alan David Tikal, owner of Las Vegas-based “KATN Trust”, along with local agents Bruce Blankenhorn, Luis De Leon, and attorney Linda Voss have been indicted by the Criminal Grand Jury of Alameda County on 29 felony counts related to a massive foreclosure rescue scam.

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Settlement in Dietary Supplement Fraud Case Feb 2, 2011

On February 2, 2011, District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced the largest multi-jurisdictional dietary supplement settlement in California history.

Supplement distributor Irwin Naturals, Inc., has agreed to pay a total of $2.65 million in costs, civil penalties and restitution in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the District Attorney Offices in Alameda, Orange, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey, and Shasta counties.

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Family Justice Center Gala Feb 1, 2011

The Fourth Annual Alameda County Family Justice Center Gala, “One”, was held last Saturday evening, January 29th, at the Rotunda Building in Oakland. Over 300 attended the Black Tie event, which raised money for the FJC’s KidZone and other victim support programs offered by the Family Justice Center.

Guests came together from the Bay Area and beyond to unite in support of the FJC, including a number of state, regional and local elected officials. They were treated to a violin concert performed by young players from Alameda County, and were able to bid on a host of generous donations from many local and regional businesses.

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