November 2020

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Suspect in Cold Hit Sexual Assault Prosecution Takes Own Life Nov 20, 2020

Gregory Vien’s Preliminary Hearing halted when defendant hospitalized after suicide attempt. Suspect succumbs to self-inflicted injuries.

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that the cold case against Defendant Gregory Paul Vien has been halted. The case involved the sexual assault of two women from 1997. Both crimes were solved in 2019 through DNA. The defendant was charged with multiple felony sexual assault charges on November 4, 2019. He was arrested November 5, 2019 and held in Santa Rita Jail. In April, 2020 he was released by the Court due to COVID-19 concerns, over the objection of the District Attorney’s Office.

The Preliminary Hearing began November 12, 2020 in the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse. Both victim-survivors testified in open court with the defendant and his attorney present. The defendant was out of custody. After the victim-survivors’ testimony, the defendant shot himself several times with a nail gun, sustaining significant injuries. On November 19, 2020, Vien died from his self-inflicted injuries.

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$113 Million Multistate Settlement Against Apple Nov 18, 2020

District Attorney O’Malley Announces $113 Million Multistate Settlement Against Apple for Misrepresenting iPhone Batteries and Performance Throttling

The settlement provides California with $24.6 million and requires Apple to be more transparent in its iPhone software updates

Oakland, CA– Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley, along with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the District Attorneys for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Diego and Santa Cruz Counties, announced a $113 million settlement against Apple. The settlement, which was jointly negotiated with 32 other states and Washington DC, resolves allegations that the company misled consumers about certain iPhone updates that resulted in slower processing performance, sometimes called “throttling.”

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People v. Mohammed Abraar Ali Nov 12, 2020

On November 6, 2020, a jury found Defendant Mohammed Abraar Ali guilty of murder, driving under the influence of alcohol (and over .08%) causing great bodily injury, and speeding over 100 mph.

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