April 2021

Email Scams Apr 30, 2021

The District Attorney’s Office has become aware of a scam involving unsolicited emails that are seemingly sent from legitimate, well-established banks and businesses. The email encourages recipients to click on a link to win a prize or another type of reward.

PLEASE BE AWARE, these emails are often not from the businesses listed and people who select the reward may be tricked into making unnecessary purchases or expenditures. To prevent these scams, check the sender’s email address to see if it matches the business’s. Often the sender’s email address will not even resemble the business name. Be cautious about clicking links or opening attachments in an email that you are not expecting, especially when the sender’s email address is suspicious. When in doubt, verify the email solicitation by going to the website for the business in question or contacting its customer service telephone number.

Please report potential scam emails or text messages to the FTC at www.ReportFraud.ftc.gov

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A Statement from DA Nancy O’Malley on Guilty Verdicts Against Chauvin For Murdering George Floyd Apr 23, 2021

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GUILTY PLEA TO PRICE GOUGING Apr 19, 2021

Alameda County District Attorney O’Malley and California Department of Justice Announce Guilty Plea to Price Gouging Charges by Alameda County Grocery Store

Under the terms of the plea agreement, grocery store Apna Bazar pleaded guilty to two counts of price gouging and will donate $20,000 to local food bank

SACRAMENTO – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) and today announced a plea agreement with a Pleasanton grocery store for price gouging during the pandemic. Grocery store Apna Bazar pleaded guilty to two counts of price gouging, and will also make a $20,000 donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. In May 2020, CADOJ and DA O’Malley announced charges against Apna Bazar for illegally raising the prices of essential food items far beyond the cap imposed under Governor Gavin Newsom’s state of emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered the price gouging protections of Penal Code section 396.

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Raising Leaders Legacy Apr 1, 2021

Raising Leaders is the brainchild of Davita Scott. Years back, Ms. Scott was employed by Hayward Adult Education and was assigned to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Justice Academy. She embraced the value and importance of energizing young people in an academic and social engagement system. The students in Raising Leaders aren’t typical students. They have been in the criminal justice system, foster care and homeless shelters. Many are parents. All of them grew up in poverty and were unable to succeed in traditional school due to tough circumstances and behavioral issues.

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