May 2018

Cox Communications Agrees to $3.3 Million Settlement for Hazardous Waste Violations May 30, 2018

District Attorney O’Malley and Attorney General Becerra Announce: Cox Communications Agrees to $3.3 Million Settlement for Violations of California’s Hazardous Waste Laws

Oakland, CA– Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $3,318,700 settlement with Cox Communications California, LLC (Cox) and other related entities to resolve allegations that its California facilities unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste – including hazardous batteries, electronic devices, and aerosols. These acts constitute violations of California’s Hazardous Waste Control Law, and of California’s Unfair Competition Law, as such conduct gives Cox a competitive advantage over other regulated entities that are complying with the law. Cox also is alleged to have discarded customer records without rendering personal information unreadable. This settlement was the result of a partnership between the Attorney General’s Office and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

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New Medicare Cards - DA’s Tips to Avoid Fraud May 29, 2018

Alameda County D.A. joins Medicare to warn seniors of possible scams as new Medicare cards arrive in East Bay

On May 29, 2018, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was joined by a Medicare official and a representative of the nonprofit Senior Medicare Patrol to discuss the rollout of new Medicare cards to 245,000 Alameda County residents. The new cards will begin arriving in local mailboxes soon. Social Security numbers have been removed from them to prevent identity theft against seniors, keep scammers from using Medicare benefits illegally, and protect tax dollars.

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People v Albert Rich May 29, 2018

On May 22, 2018 a jury convicted defendant Albert Rich of thirteen felony counts, including human trafficking of a minor, sexual penetration of a minor, human trafficking of adults, torture, rape, sodomy and assault with a deadly weapon.

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Unveiling Art of Peace May 22, 2018

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Unveiling and Exhibition of

Art of Peace-Alameda County

Oakland, Ca. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation is proud to present a groundbreaking new project entitled “The Art of Peace - Alameda County.” This collaborative effort engages local artists, selected after a competitive submission process, who have created three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

Sample artwork created for Art of Peace

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month May 21, 2018

Be aware and help prevent elder abuse.

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ART OF PEACE Unveiling May 18, 2018

Media Advisory


WHAT: Unveiling of Art of Peace – Alameda County

The media is invited to the unveiling of the art created by six Bay Area artists chosen to create the Art of Peace. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation is proud to present a groundbreaking new project entitled “The Art of Peace - Alameda County.”

This collaborative effort engages local artists, selected after a competitive submission process, who have created three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

WHO: District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley will provide remarks. The Artists will also be present to share thoughts on their work.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 12:30 pm

WHERE: 471 B 9th Street, Oakland, CA

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People v Timothy Dalton May 18, 2018

On May 10 2018, a jury found Defendant Timothy Dalton guilty of Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence, vandalism and two counts of violating a stay away order, all misdemeanor offenses. On March 29 2018 at about 8:00p.m., Mr. Dalton went to his girlfriend’s father’s house convinced she was cheating on him. Mr. Dalton began punching his girlfriend in the mouth while in the front yard. When her 81 year old father came to her aid, Mr. Dalton punched him with enough force to knock him to the ground and began hitting him repeatedly in the face, leaving a permanent scar. The assault was witnessed by good Samaritan neighbors, one of whom had a Stay Away Order against Mr. Dalton because of his repeated past assaultive behavior against his girlfriend and threats to anyone who intervened on her behalf.

The case was handled by DDA Maggie Calonge, Inspector Jason Hawks and Victim-Witness Advocate Dina Aindow.

People v Carol Nash May 17, 2018

On May 8, 2018, a jury convicted Carol Nash of the misdemeanor offenses of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of .08. On December 3, 2017, California Highway Patrol officers responded to an accident that occurred on Alvarado-Niles Boulevard in Union City. When they arrived, they saw Defendant's car down an embankment near an on-ramp to northbound 880. Defendant told officers she was driving her car when it spun out of control. She admitted she was coming from her birthday party and had been drinking alcohol that night. Her brother was on scene and told officers he was not driving. A DUI investigation revealed that defendant was driving with a blood alcohol content above .18% when she got in the accident. The case was prosecuted by deputy district attorney Cathryn Dalton.

DA O’Malley Announces Consumer Protection Settlement with Dropbox, Inc. May 16, 2018


Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that her office, along with the District Attorneys of San Diego, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties, have settled a consumer protection action against Dropbox, Inc., a company that provides file-sharing and other related services over the internet. The civil action was filed in Alameda County Superior Court.

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Critical Incident Report on the Death of Hernan Jaramillo May 15, 2018

After an initial review in 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office issued a Critical Incident Report on Hernan Jaramillo which was made available to the public. The report contains a factual summary of the police response to the reported 911 call out and autopsy findings by the designated pathologist.

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Rape Kit Backlog Press Conference May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, May 15th District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember David Chiu—along with a broad coalition of supporters—held a press conference to discuss the importance of passing legislation to ensure that all rape kits in California are tested promptly. SB 1449 requires that newly collected rape kits be submitted within 20 days and tested no later than 120 days after receipt and AB 3118 requires a statewide audit of California’s current rape kit backlog.

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People v Jaime Rivera May 14, 2018

On May 11, 2018, a jury convicted defendant Jaime Rivera of twelve sexual offenses against two victims, who were sisters.

Starting when she was just 12 years old, in 2007 or 2008, Jane Doe 1 was repeatedly and regularly sexually abused by the defendant, who was a family friend. The acts started in San Francisco and continued in Oakland when the victim’s family moved to Alameda County in 2009. The defendant continued committing sex crimes against Jane Doe 1 until April 2013, just before the victim turned 18. Jane Doe 1 suffered in silence and kept these horrible crimes to herself. In June 2017, the defendant sexually assaulted Jane Doe 2, Jane Doe 1's sister, in Oakland while Jane Doe 2 was sleeping. He continued the assault after Jane Doe 2 woke up. Jane Doe 2 called the police and the defendant was arrested on June 7, 2017. After the defendant’s arrest, Jane Doe 1 told police what the defendant had done to her over the course of years.

The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29, 2018.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Tim Wellman of our Sexual Assault Unit, with assistance by Inspector Veronica Ibarra and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.

People v Michelle Biala May 2, 2018

A jury found defendant Michelle Biala guilty of Gross-Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated. On July 13, 2016, at about 9:45 pm, victim Steven Lin ran over something in the roadway on southbound I-880 just south of Highway 238 and suffered a flat tire.

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