February 2012

Criminal Charged Filed Against Pair in Connection with ACAP Feb 21, 2012

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that on Friday, February 17, 2012, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges against Nanette Sheree Dillard and Paul Daniels in connection with the Associated Community Action Program (ACAP). Defendant Nanette Dillard was the Executive Director of ACAP from 2004 through her termination in February, 2011. Defendant Daniels was the Grants Manager of ACAP until he was terminated in February, 2011. Defendants Dillard and Daniels are married.

Defendants Dillard and Daniels face felony counts as follows:

  • Penal Code Section 487(a), Grand Theft
  • Penal Code Section 182(a)(1), Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
  • Penal Code Section 424, Crime by a Public Officer

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San Ramon Physician Pleads Guilty to Felony Insurance Fraud Feb 16, 2012

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that on February 15, 2012, Dr. Naim Katiby, 62, of San Ramon, pled guilty to a felony criminal count of filing a false insurance claim. The criminal prosecution was the result of a coordinated investigation by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, led by Inspector J.P. Williams, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the California Department of Insurance.

From November 2008 through January 2009 undercover DEA agents, posing as victims of an auto accident, sought treatment from Dr. Katiby's AAFTAB Medical Center at 15921 East 14th St., San Leandro. Over the course of several undercover visits Dr. Katiby agreed to and did bill the agent’s fictitious auto policy for injuries that the doctor knew were not sustained in an auto accident.

Dr. Katiby over billed for the treatment provided and, at one point, actually created a false medical record and billing for a visit that never occurred. The doctor also negligently prescribed Vicodin to both undercover agents, who clearly exhibited behavior consistent with that of addicted users of the drug. On one occasion, he prescribed the narcotic without ever talking to or examining one of the undercover "patients."

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Introducing the District Attorney's Justice Academy Feb 3, 2012

The District Attorney’s Justice Academy offers a paid six month learning and working experience for high school students ages 16 to 18. The Spring 2012 Academy is available to high school students in the Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore School Districts.

Presented in conjunction with the Tri-Valley Community Foundation, the Academy meets every other Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00, beginning in March, 2012. At each session, outstanding speakers present on a wide variety of topics covering the fields of criminal justice, social justice and law & the courts. When school ends, each student will be placed in a justice-related paid summer job in a local office or organization!

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Twelve Charged for Crimes Committed in 'Occupy Oakland' Protests; Judge Issues Stay Away Orders Feb 1, 2012

OAKLAND -- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that 12 individuals have been charged with criminal offenses stemming from the arrests of 'Occupy Oakland' protesters on Saturday night, January 28, 2012. Eight people were charged with misdemeanor offenses, and four people were charged with felony offenses.

The defendants charged with felonies appeared in department 112 where they were arraigned. The judge issued an order to stay away from Frank Ogawa Plaza and the Oakland Convention Center. The defendants will appear again in court on February 2, 2012 for entry of plea and a bail motion.

Seven of the eight defendants charged with misdemeanor counts appeared in Department 107 where they were arraigned. The People requested and the judge issued the order that the defendants stay 300 yards away from Frank Ogawa Plaza. The eighth defendant did not appear. An attorney appeared on her behalf and that arraignment will take place on February 7, 2012.

Additional arrests were made on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 30, 2012. Investigations are ongoing as to each of these arrests. The District Attorney’s Office will carefully review each police report and all of the supporting evidence as to each of these incidents and will make decisions regarding filing of criminal charges.

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Alameda County District Attorney Moves to Dismiss Case in the Interest of Justice Feb 1, 2012

OAKLAND -- Attorneys from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office today moved to dismiss the case People v Geneva Dixon on the grounds of Interests of Justice. Ms. Dixon was charged with Penal Code Section 187, involving the death of the father of her child, Mr. Norris Lewis. After an extensive post-charging investigation by the District Attorney’s Office, the determination has been made that the killing was done in self-defense during an assault by the decedent against the named defendant in this case. Much of the evidence ultimately reviewed, including 16 hours of video interviews, cell phone records and coroner’s report, was not available at the time of charging.

DA O’Malley said, “This decision was not made lightly. Our role as prosecutors is not simply to seek convictions, but to seek justice based on the law and the facts of the case. The criminal justice process is a search for the truth. After carefully reviewing all of the evidence, the decision to dismiss the case in the interests of justice is the correct one.”

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