January 2019

BEWARE - Social Security Scam Jan 31, 2019


In the digital age, frauds and scams are an unfortunate part of doing business online. Social Security has seen a spike in phishing scams, and we want to protect you as best we can.

Please take note; there’s a Social Security impersonation scam going around right now.

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Alameda County United Against Human Trafficking Jan 25, 2019

Strategic Gathering Coincides with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Oakland, CA-- Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and AC United Against Human Trafficking host a retreat that has gathered together an impressive range of professionals and organizations working to combat human trafficking. The collaborative effort disrupts traditional approaches to combating trafficking. The group of professionals explores new and diverse means of addressing trafficking and helping survivors through tactics such as technology, data sharing, funding identification, policy and legislation.

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Human Trafficking Billboard Campaign Jan 16, 2019

Alameda County District Attorney Reignites Billboard Campaign Key to Combatting Human Trafficking in the Bay Area

2019 Effort Timed with Human Trafficking Awareness Month Continues Decades Long Fight to Help Victims Escape

Oakland, CA—Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Bruce Qualls, Vice President, Real Estate and Public Affairs Clear Channel Outdoor, today unveiled a public awareness campaign designed to heighten community awareness, mobilize the public and offer assistance to victims of human trafficking. The District Attorney’s Office and Clear Channel Outdoor have collaborated for many years to deliver important messaging to communities throughout Alameda County and the greater Bay Area. January 2019 is National Human Trafficking Awareness month, a time to start the year with a renewed sense of determination and action aimed at stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children and teens and the commercial labor exploitation of workers.

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Art of Peace Jan 15, 2019

Art of Peace at Hayward Center/Adult School Sunset Gallery

22100 Princeton Street H2 Hayward, CA 94541
Exhibit will run from January 16 through February 22, 2019
Open Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

(Additional dates and times of gallery operation will be posted and advertised on a week to week basis.)

Hayward, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation, is proud to present the groundbreaking 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.

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$1.7 Million in Assets Seized after Restaurant Owners are Sentenced Jan 10, 2019

$1.7 Million Dollars in Assets Seized After Owners of Restaurant Are Sentenced for Crimes Including Wage Theft, Tax and Insurance Fraud Charges

Oakland, CA— The District Attorney’s Office today announced that the two owners of the Malaysian-Chinese restaurants in Fremont, Mango Garden, San Jose Mango Jungle, and San Mateo, Mango Blaze were sentenced following a conviction of multiple fraud charges and $1.7 million dollars of assets were seized as restitution, fines and penalties. Fifty-six Bay Area restaurant workers will receive wage theft payments totaling $1,006,455.

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People v Patrick Dempsey Jan 7, 2019

On December 20, 2018 a jury found Patrick Dempsey guilty of second degree murder, with the use of a firearm. At 4:15 am, on July 14, 2016, the homicide victim Spencer Reboredo was at a Chevron gas station in West Oakland. The defendant, Patrick Dempsey, pulled up to the location, jumped out of the car and began chasing Mr. Reboredo. The defendant yelled “If you run, you die” and began shooting at the victim. The victim was struck three times and died within minutes. The defendant fled the scene, driven by a friend. The defendant was sentenced on 2/7/19 in Dept. 3.

The case was prosecuted by Amilcar Ford.


Dublin, CA- Alameda Dublin, CA- Alameda County District Attorney announced that Defendant Joshua Tadduc was sentenced today to felony probation and a term in county jail following a guilty plea to felony animal cruelty for the September 11, 2017 brutal beating of his nine month old pit bull puppy, Aaliyah.

The criminal investigation by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department revealed that 24 year-old Tadduc severely beat Aaliyah for defecating in his house. He told investigators that he tried to discipline the dog by "yelling at her to go to timeout," but Aaliyah instead retreated to the third floor of his house. Tadduc grabbed the puppy and pulled her down the stairs by her hind legs but she turned around and bit his finger, inflicting what police noted was only a superficial wound.

Tadduc said Aaliyah got away from him and "hid in the bathtub." He again dragged the puppy by her legs down the stairs and took her to the garage where he used a wooden pole to hit her in the face. Tadduc said the incident ended when the dog hid beneath the gas grill in the garage. Sheriff’s Officers subsequently searched Tadduc’s home and found a 6 foot long, 1 1/2 inch in diameter, wooden pole covered in blood in the garage. In addition, police observed large amounts of blood everywhere in the garage, including beneath the gas barbeque grill.

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