August 2020

Investigation Results in Civil Judgement & Contribution of Face Masks to Food Bank & Med. Services Aug 20, 2020

Continuing efforts to combat unlawful price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced today that her office resolved a civil action against a local retailer known as Save-On Supplies, based in Dublin. On April 3, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order that prohibits a business from selling consumer products that it did not sell before the pandemic emergency for more than 50% over its wholesale costs.

In this case, after receiving complaints about high prices, the District Attorney found that Save-On was charging more for face masks, including surgical masks and KN95 masks, than allowed by the Governor’s order. For example, consumers reported that Save-On was charging $120 for a pack of 20 KN95 masks and $125 for a pack of 50 disposable masks. The investigation revealed that the markup for these products was far in excess of the amount allowed under the order.

Without admitting liability, Save-On cooperated in the investigation, and changed its pricing to conform with the order and come into compliance with the law.

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Alameda DA O’Malley Announces New Council Aimed to Address Racism in Justice System Aug 13, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley issues a statement in response to the murder of George Floyd and announces new council aimed to address and reduce racism in the justice system.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Advisory Council will work closely with O’Malley to seek input and advice to improve its justice system through dialogues with a range of members of the community.

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