August 2015

People v Ashon Tryan Olivegoffner Aug 31, 2015

On August 26, 2015, defendant Ashon Tryan Olivegoffner was found guilty of forcible rape, corporal injury to a partner, sexual penetration by foreign object, second degree robbery, and false imprisonment by violence.

Defendant Olivegoffner and the victim had been dating for 6 months, and living together for 4 months. Early in the morning on April 25, 2015, the victim was picked up after work by defendant Olivegoffner and they stopped by a friend’s birthday on the way home. After one drink, they continued home together and defendant Olivegoffner argued with victim throughout the ride.

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DA’s Office Secures Restitution for Victim of Dentist’s Illegal Business Practice Aug 25, 2015

OAKLAND, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office’s Consumer, Environmental and Worker Protection Division has settled a civil law enforcement action against Livermore Dentist Dr Rakhibahen Tejas (Rakhi) Jani, owner of Smiles Unlimited in Livermore, CA.

Dr Jani advertised in the PennySaver weekly flyer delivered to a residential senior facility offering dental implants to new patients at a cost $1,200. Ms Evelyn M., age 80, read the advertisement, went to the dental office, and began the implant process at this agreed upon price. The dental office immediately signed her up for Care Credit, a dental credit business that charged 27% interest without informing her of this fact. Additionally, Dr Jani charged the victim in excess of twice the advertised amount once the lengthy dental procedure had begun.

Ms Evelyn M receives her restitution check from DA Inspector Bermudez.

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Alameda County DA Settles Civil Lawsuit with Walgreens Pharmacies Aug 18, 2015

Oakland, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that the Office’s Consumer, Environmental and Worker Protection Division, along with Riverside and San Diego District Attorney’s Offices and the California State Board of Pharmacy, has obtained a $502,200 settlement in a consumer protection lawsuit brought against the Walgreens Co. pharmacy chain in California.

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2015 National Night Out Aug 7, 2015

National Night Out is a yearly event that takes place in more than 16,000 communities across the United States. Each participating neighborhood hosts a block party, cookout or other event to unite those living in the area. The aim of National Night Out is to encourage neighbors to interact with each other and to foster neighborhood spirit and camaraderie, thereby making a community safer.

Each year, teams from the District Attorney’s Office participate in our local National Night Out festivities and this year’s event was held on Tuesday, August 4. Our teams visited a number of National Night Out block parties around the county, along with representatives from law enforcement, local government, and other community organizations.

“Our aim in visiting these neighborhoods throughout the county is to engage with members of community, to listen to their concerns and to let them know how the District Attorney’s Office can help them,” said Chief of DA Inspectors, Robert Chenault.

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People v Roy Jones Aug 5, 2015

On July 29, 2015, a jury in Hayward found defendant Roy Jones (also known as Stan Jones) guilty of 16 of 17 charged counts, which included torture, kidnapping for extortion, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and child abuse.

The victim and the defendant have 5 children together, and have known each other for over 15 years. On January 14, 2015, the victim was visiting defendant Jones at his house when suddenly, defendant Jones ordered his friend to grab the victim. The friend grabbed her from behind, put in a choke hold and dragged down into the basement. There, she was forced to remove her clothes and was assaulted, including being hit on the head with a hammer repeatedly until she lost consciousness.

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