June 2014

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




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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

(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.