August 2014

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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