2022

DA JOINS ELECTED PROSECUTORS THROUGHOUT NATION IN COMMITTING TO NOT PROSECUTE ABORTIONS Jun 24, 2022

DA signs joint statement

OAKLAND, CA — In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office along with at least 83 other elected prosecutors around the nation, have committed to refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in, or provide abortions.

Our Office joined in signing a letter established by Fair and Just Prosecution, which states that prosecutors have a responsibility to refrain from using limited criminal legal system resources to criminalize personal medical decisions.

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2022 SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN Jun 23, 2022

On Thursday morning, a strong contingency of Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Oakland Police Department employees joined forces to lace up their sneakers and run for the annual “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics Torch Run. The flame was handed off to us from Emeryville PD, and the contingency of about 100 people ran approximately three miles to hand off the burning flame to Alameda PD.

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PEOPLE V KAIREE WARD Jun 9, 2022

On June 8, 2022, the jury found Defendant Kairee Ward guilty of three felony second-degree robberies, and found true the personal use of a firearm and two arming clauses. He was also convicted of misdemeanor carrying a concealed firearm.

On October 11, 2020 around 12:30 p.m., a victim was walking on Masterson Street in Oakland when he was approached by two men who he recognized from social media and local music videos posted on YouTube.

Defendant Ward was one of those two men armed with a silver assault

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY WARNS AGAINST BABY FORMULA PRICE GOUGING Jun 8, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order prohibiting price gouging

OAKLAND, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced today that a statewide Executive Order has been issued prohibiting price gouging in the sale of infant formula.

The Executive Order, which Governor Newsom signed this week, generally limits price increases on infant formula to no more than 10% of the highest price charged by the seller as of February 17, 2022, subject to certain exceptions. Sellers who first began selling formula after February 17 are generally limited to charging no more than 50% above their wholesale costs.

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BOARD OF SUERVISORS ELDER ABUSE 2022 PROCLAMATION Jun 8, 2022

During Elder Abuse Awareness Month this June, our Office has been honored and grateful to accept proclamations from cities throughout our county. The important proclamations shed light on elder abuse and show our commitment to creating a safer community.

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PEOPLE V OMAR JIMENEZ Jun 3, 2022

On May 24, 2022, a jury found defendant Omar Jimenez guilty of first-degree residential robbery with personal use of a firearm and infliction of great bodily injury.

On October 19, 2019, at 4:20 a.m. officers were called to the scene of an assault on 3rd Avenue in Oakland. The victim indicated that while he was sleeping, two masked men with handguns broke into his home and struck him multiple times in the face and body with their guns and their fists. The men demanded money and ransacked the victim’s home. The victim, who is deaf and mute, escaped and ran to a nearby convenience store. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken nose and a concussion.

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PEOPLE VS JUAN CARPIO PERDOMO May 27, 2022

On May 25, 2022, a jury found Defendant Juan Carpio-Perdomo guilty of three counts of Penal Code 288(a), lewd act upon a child.

The victim, John Doe, is now 16 years old. But when he was 13 years old, he disclosed to his parents that the defendant, his nanny’s boyfriend, had sexually molested him one night when he was between 5 and 8 years old. Under the guise of putting him to bed, the defendant got into bed with the boy and touched him and had the victim touch him in a lewd and lascivious manner.

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A message from District Attorney Nancy O’Malley: May 25, 2022

“Our thoughts and condolences to the victims, their families, the students and staff of the horrific nightmare that occurred at Robb Elementary School. Our hearts are breaking for the Uvalde community.

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Elder Abuse Awareness May 24, 2022

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will make a proclamation on the morning of Tuesday, June 7.

Download the flyer for more information.

City councils will be making proclamations on these days:

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday May 10 7:00 p.m. Union City
Monday May 16 6:30 p.m. San Leandro
Tuesday May 17 7:00 p.m. Dublin
Monday June 6 7:00 p.m. Albany (Zoom)
Tuesday June 7 posted on agenda Alameda
Thursday June 9 7:00 p.m. Newark
Monday June 13 7:00 p.m. Livermore (Zoom)
Monday June 14 6:00 p.m. Berkeley
Tuesday June 14 7:00 p.m. Fremont
Tuesday June 21 7:00 p.m. Emeryville
Tuesday June 21 7:00 p.m. Pleasanton

ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES BODY OF HOMICIDE VICTIM FOUND AFTER 18 YEARS May 18, 2022

Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo slain in 2004, found

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that the body of missing homicide victim Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo, who was killed nearly 18 years ago, has been found in Oakland.

“After nearly 18 years of waiting, the family of Linda Alonzo may finally find some peace in knowing that their loved one can ultimately be laid to rest,” said District Attorney O’Malley. “We cannot begin to imagine the pain and unrest that her family must have felt through all this time not knowing where Linda was. Our thoughts are with them.”

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PEOPLE V MICHAEL BRITTON May 18, 2022

On May 11, 2022 a jury found Defendant Michael Britton guilty of the second-degree murder of Omar Abdallah.

On October 9, 2017, a verbal argument broke out between the defendant and Mr. Abdallah in an autobody shop in East Oakland, over a dice game. The defendant drew a gun and held it at his side. Mr. Abdallah, who was unarmed, did not back down and pushed the defendant onto the hood of a car before backing up six feet from him.

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PEOPLE V RICHARD SCOTT May 16, 2022

On May 9, 2022 a jury found Defendant Richard Scott guilty of three counts of felony second degree robbery.

On September 23, 2021 at around 10:45 p.m. the defendant entered the Go Gas and Food gas station at 720 High Street in Oakland and robbed two gas station employees. The robbery was captured on surveillance video. Defendant dropped his debit card during the robbery.

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PEOPLE V BRENTON STUART BOATWRIGHT May 12, 2022

On May 9, 2022 a jury found Defendant Brenton Stuart Boatwright guilty of the second-degree murder of Kaylen Tate, 24, an innocent bystander in a gun battle.

On July 22, 2019 in a residential neighborhood in Oakland, the defendant and a another man, Abdulsatar Muqbel, got into a heated argument. Mr. Tate, who was with the defendant, got in between the two men to try and stop them. They separated and left the area.

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SCAM ALERT: PUPPY SCAM May 6, 2022

Who can resist the charms of an adorable puppy? As many have learned during the pandemic, canine companions provide comfort and joy in a challenging time. Since the start of the pandemic, the sale of dogs has soared and continues to climb.

Unfortunately, scammers are exploiting that longing for companionship. In 2021, pet scams made up to 35% of all online shopping scams reported to the BBB. Puppy scams usually take the following form: Scammers post cute photos to lure unsuspecting buyers. The puppies sometimes come with additional costs for things like quarantine and delivery fees. The unsuspecting buyer sends payment and then waits expectantly for their new pet, who never arrives.

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PEOPLE V MARCEL LAVELL PRINCE May 6, 2022

On May 5, 2022, a jury found Defendant Marcel Lavell Prince guilty of the first-degree murder of Edward Williams Jr.

On June 30, 2021, the defendant and Mr. Williams, who are cousins by marriage, were hanging out on the 1400 block of 90th Avenue in Oakland around 11 p.m. Mr. Williams’ girlfriend was in the front passenger seat of his car.

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Inspector honored by Tri-Valley Knights of Columbus Award Apr 29, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Inspector III Eugene Guerrero was recognized with the Tri-Valley Knights of Columbus award for his bravery during an incident on Jan. 6, 2021. He was honored at the Red, Blue and Gold Awards Banquet on April 22.

Inspector Guerrero’s keen sense and quick response interrupted two violent and dangerous individuals during an armed carjacking and robbery. His use of good tactics and quick action prevent an innocent victim from being robbed and potentially shot.

Inspector Guerrero’s actions and bravery, while under fire, were in the highest tradition, values, and mission of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

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DENIM DAY 2022 Apr 28, 2022

Denim Day is a campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We wear denim to show solidarity with survivors, raise awareness, and educate others about all forms of sexual violence.

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NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK: LABOR TRAFFICKING PANEL Apr 13, 2022

ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES IN OAKLAND, TWIN PEAKS ARMED ROBBERIES Apr 12, 2022

Four suspects accused of armed robberies in Oakland, San Francisco

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces charges have been filed against four defendants accused of multiple robbery charges throughout the Bay Area, including the armed robbery of a film crew in San Francisco.

Defendants Deleon Miller, Torrion King, Teddy Williams were charged with four counts of felony second-degree robbery for robberies that occurred in both San Francisco and Alameda Counties on March 25 and March 28. King was additionally charged with two counts of felony possession of a firearm with prior conviction, and Miller with felony possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. Both King and Miller have prior felony convictions from Alameda County; King was on parole at the time of his arrest and Miller on felony probation.

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STATEMENT FROM DA NANCY O’MALLEY REGARDING THE MARIO GONZALEZ CASE: Apr 8, 2022

“I want to acknowledge the pain and concerns in our community over the killing of Mr. Gonzalez. This is true any time a situation involving police officers ends with the death of another. My sincere condolences go out to the family of Mr. Gonzalez at the time of his death and during this difficult time.

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DA AND AG ANNOUNCE 5.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGAINST DISH FOR ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Apr 6, 2022

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a settlement with DISH Network California Service Corporation (DISH) for the illegal disposal and mismanagement of hazardous waste.

As part of the settlement, DISH will be required to pay $5.5 million for penalties, costs, supplemental environmental compliance measures and supplemental environmental projects to benefit the community and make significant changes to its operations and practices to come into compliance with state law.

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PEOPLE V GARCIA Apr 1, 2022

On March 16, 2022, a jury found defendant Raul Pinzon Garcia guilty of allegations of sexual assault against two victims.

The jury found the defendant guilty of sex crimes with a child 10 or under, forcible lewd act upon a child and other related offenses.

Starting from approximately 5 to 6 years old, Jane Doe 1 was molested by her biological father. The defendant committed multiple acts of sexual abuse on her until she was 11-years-old and her mom witnessed one incident of assault. Through tears, Jane Doe 1 explained to her mom what she had been going through at the defendant’s hands.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUCNES GRANT TO COMBAT ILLEGAL DUMPING Mar 25, 2022

State awards over $2.3 million in Clean Streets Initiative

HAYWARD, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces it is the recipient of the California Department of Transportation Clean California local grant for over $2.3 million that will help clean up streets and combat illegal dumping.

The District Attorney’s Office recognizes that illegal dumping is an environmental justice issue that disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. One of the most difficult and complex challenges in addressing illegal dumping is dumping at or near homeless communities; People often dump their trash in areas where unhoused persons live.

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PEOPLE V DEMARCO AYERS Mar 23, 2022

On March 18, 2022, a jury found Defendant Demarco Ayers guilty of the continuous sexual abuse of his stepdaughter.

The defendant was convicted of two counts of oral copulation of a child under 10 years old, two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 14 years old, and one count of exhibiting harmful material to a child.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES FILES IN MURDER OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICER KEVIN NISHITA Mar 17, 2022

Three men charged with murder

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces charges have been filed in the tragic death of retired police officer and known security guard Kevin Nishita.

Defendants Laron Gilbert, Hershel Hale and Shadihia Mitchell have all been charged with murder, Penal Code section 187(a), attempted second-degree robbery, PC 211, and assault with a semi-automatic firearm, PC 245(b) for the death of Mr. Nishita, who was fatally shot November 24, 2021 in Oakland. Defendant Mitchell was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENTS IN TWO HAZARDOUS WASTE LAWSUITS RELATED TO USED CARS Mar 17, 2022

Pick-N-Pull to pay $2.5 million; Copart $800,000 in civil penalties

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces a $2.5 million settlement with Pick-N-Pull Dismantlers, and a $800,000 settlement with used car business Copart, for the companies’ illegal disposal of hazardous waste.

Pick-N-Pull operates 21 facilities throughout the state, with two locations in Alameda County (in Oakland and Newark). The company buys end-of-life vehicles, sells their parts, and recycles the remaining steel.

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Alameda County District Attorney Statement on Sex Assault Victim DNA Use Mar 11, 2022

Response to recent reports of victim-survivor’s DNA used to charge her for a crime in SF

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has been a leader in enacting laws that create rights and protections for sexual assault victims and survivors. She has worked with legislators to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual assault crimes, enhancing the Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights under the Penal Code and the standards for forensic examination, including the collection of potential DNA. In 2015, DA O’Malley worked with then Assemblymember, now Senator Nancy Skinner to pass the law that law enforcement should submit all sexual assault forensic kits to a crime lab for testing. In 2018, DA O’Malley worked with Senator Connie Leyva to change the law, making it mandatory for law enforcement to submit the sexual assault forensic kit to a crime lab, specifically to identify, test and submit DNA profiles in the state and national databases. Additionally, DA O’Malley has worked with then Assemblymember Chu to require the California Department of Justice to create a separate tracking system, SAFE-T to ensure that law enforcement has followed the law. In 2021, DA O’Malley worked with Senator Leyva to pass SB 215, which provides access to the victim-survivor to track their own case in SAFE-T.

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DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH TARGET OVER FALSE ADVERTISING Mar 11, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Settlement with Target to Resolve Overcharges and False Advertising Allegations

Target to pay $5 million in civil penalties

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, along with six other district attorneys throughout the state, announces a settlement with the Target Corporation in a consumer protection action regarding overcharges and false advertisement.

The civil complaint, filed in Sonoma County Superior Court, alleged that Target unlawfully charged customers higher prices than the lowest advertised price. It is also alleged that Target advertised prices on the Target App that changed depending on whether the customer was inside or outside the store — a practice known as “geo-fencing.”

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SCAM ALERT: FAKE REVIEWS Mar 9, 2022

Consumers rely online reviews to help choose everything from restaurants to doctors. Scammers know this and can make money selling or trading phony reviews. Before relying on an online review, look out for some red flags:

  • The business has multiple reviews on Yelp removed for violating Yelp's terms of service.
  • Negative reviews are followed by 5-star reviews. Some businesses try to bury legitimate negative reviews; often they will contradict the specific criticisms in the negative review.
  • The business has an abnormal number of positive reviews in a short period of time.

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PEOPLE V MARVEL SALVANT AND MARIA MOORE Feb 9, 2022

On February 7, 2022 a jury found defendant Marvel Salvant and Maria Moore guilty of the first-degree murder with special circumstances of Dominic Sarkar in a murder-for-hire plot.

The jury also found the allegation true that defendant Salvant had personally and intentionally discharged a firearm.

In the early morning of October 8, 2018, Mr. Sarkar was found shot to death while sleeping in his bedroom inside his residence in Fremont. Defendant Moore conspired with Defendant Salvant to murder Mr. Sarkar in order to collect $800,000 in life insurance benefits on his life.

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Alameda County District Attorney Announces Settlement of Hazardous Waste Case Against Firestone Feb 7, 2022

OAKLAND Firestone Complete Auto Care has agreed to a nearly $4 million settlement with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and 28 other prosecutors in an environmental protection case that alleged the company unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste.

This week, a judge ordered $2.865 million in civil penalties to be paid by Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, the company that does business as Firestone Complete Auto Care at more than 150 locations in California. The civil complaint, filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleged that the automotive repair company did not properly manage hazardous waste, such as solvents, automotive fluids, aerosols, batteries, and electronic devices. The settlement also resolves allegations that the company failed to redact or shred confidential customer information before throwing the paperwork in the trash.

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DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH PERRIGO TO REDUCE LEAD LEVELS IN INFANT AND TODDLER FORMULA PRODUCTS Feb 2, 2022

Settlement sets lowest enforceable lead levels in the country for infant and toddler formula

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, along with 9 other district attorneys, announced a settlement today with Perrigo Company, a food manufacturing company, and two of its subsidiaries which will significantly reduce the levels of lead in the company's infant and toddler formula products.

In 2018, a lawsuit was filed against Perrigo after testing showed that its infant and toddler formula products contained levels of lead that exceeded the Proposition 65 warning threshold. Perrigo cooperated fully in the investigation and resolution of this matter. As part of today’s settlement, Perrigo will target lead levels of four parts per billion (ppb) for most of these products, levels much lower than applicable guidance levels established for this type of product by any U.S. regulatory authority.

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DA ANNOUNCES RESOLUTION IN CASE OF DEFENDANT WHO KILLED HAYWARD POLICE SGT. Feb 1, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney announces resolution in case of defendant Mark Estrada, who killed Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger

Estrada will face 50 years to life in prison

OAKLAND, CA —The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that today, Defendant Mark Estrada was convicted of Murder, a violation of Penal Code Section 187, in the First Degree for the death of Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger on July 22, 2015.

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New Transitional Housing Facility Honors Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley Jan 28, 2022

New Transitional Housing for Youth in Hayward

Hayward, CA - In a community celebration today, Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy E. O’Malley was recognized for her career-long efforts to combat human trafficking at the opening of “Nancy’s House,” a new youth transitional housing facility in Hayward.

View opening speeches here: facebook.com/rubysplaceinc or instagram.com/_rubysplace

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SCAM ALERT: BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED COVID TESTING SITES Jan 25, 2022

As the demand for COVID testing increases, consumers should be wary of unauthorized “pop-up” COVID testing sites. Warning signs that a pop-up testing site may be unauthorized include:

· Asking for too much personal information, such as social security, driver’s license, and bank account numbers. Such information could be used for identity theft.

· Unsanitary conditions, including staff not wearing masks and gloves.

· Not returning test results in a timely manner. In most cases, expect antigen test results to be available in a matter of hours and PCR tests in two to three days.

In addition, pop-up sites should be able to provide the name and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification number of the laboratory used to process their tests. Certifications can be verified using the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services CLIA search tool.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA WARNS AGAINST AT HOME COVID 19 TEST PRICE GOUGING Jan 11, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order prohibiting price gouging

OAKLAND, CA— Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has issued a warning that her office will be vigilant in investigating and prosecuting cases of price gouging in the sale of at-home COVID-19 tests following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent statewide Executive Order.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA UNVEILS HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILLBOARD AND COURTHOUSE LIGHTING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN Jan 11, 2022

OAKLAND, CA —Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Robert Schmitt, Regional President of Northern California at Clear Channel Outdoor, today unveiled the 2022 billboard campaign to combat human trafficking and help victims of this horrific crime get help.

The campaign features Clear Channel billboards and bus shelters throughout Alameda County, bringing awareness to the insidious crimes of human trafficking. The bus shelter posters feature messages of hope from actual human trafficking victim- survivors, showing other potential victims that seeking help is available.

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A STATEMENT FROM DA O’MALLEY ON RECENT MURDER OF AC SHERIFF RECRUIT Jan 5, 2022

“On behalf of the Alameda County District’s Office and the entire staff, we send our deepest condolences to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Academy Class in which the recruit was a part. It is a horrible tragedy that as he drove home from his academy training, he was senselessly shot and killed. Our hearts are with his family during this time.”

-District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley