November 2016

DA’s Office Responds to Increase in Hate Related Criminal Activity and Rhetoric Nov 23, 2016

OAKLAND, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley would like to make all people living in Alameda County aware of new resources created in response to the recent increase in hate related criminal activity and hate rhetoric reported in communities around the county.

There is no place in Alameda County for hate motivated conduct or hate driven words based on race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Everyone, irrespective of status, has the right to be safe and protected. The Alameda County DA’s Office asks that any person who is victimized report the conduct. Witnesses to such actions are also asked to make a report.

“The DA’s Office will treat every individual in this county with the care, respect and dignity that each of us deserves and expects,” says DA O’Malley.

“The current aggressive nature of hate speech and conduct has heightened the moral imperative to stand up for what is right. My office will be a leader in the fight against hate-based crimes and hateful rhetoric that targets any person or group of people.”

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Environmental Protection Settlement with BP Nov 17, 2016

District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announce $14 Million Settlement with BP for Underground Storage Tank Violations

Oakland, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $14 million settlement with BP West Coast Products LLC, BP Products North America, Inc., and Atlantic Richfield Company over allegations that the companies violated state laws regarding operating and maintaining motor vehicle fuel underground storage tank laws.

The Attorney General’s office, the Alameda County District Attorney’ Office and several district attorneys across the state allege that BP failed to properly inspect and maintain underground tanks used to store gasoline for retail sale at approximately 780 gas stations in California over a period of 10 years and violated other hazardous material and hazardous waste laws.

“I am very proud to work alongside Attorney General Harris and my fellow district attorneys to ensure that every company operating in California complies with our state laws that regulate the underground storage of gasoline,” says DA O’Malley.

“It is vital that we work together to prevent the pollution of our soil and water supplies, and my office is committed to investigating and prosecuting violations of the laws that put our environment and communities in harm’s way.”

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People v Fesuiai Soli Fuimaono Nov 17, 2016

On November 3, 2016, a jury found defendant Fesuiai Soli Fuimaono guilty of seven felony counts of molesting a child and sexual assault.

'Janet Doe' was raised by her aunt and older cousin. When she was nine years old, her biological mother married Defendant Fuimaono in Samoa. Janet’s biological mother returned to the US and requested that her only child, Janet Doe, live with them.

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People v Adam Kalani Jones Nov 2, 2016

On October 27, 2016, defendant Adam Kalani Jones was convicted of assault upon a peace officer with a clause for causing great bodily injury, as well as resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer. The court found Defendant Jones violated his parole and found true three state prison priors.

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