May 2014

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


(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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