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DA’s Office Receives Prestigious National Award May 8, 2019

The National Association of Counties (NACo) issues annual awards for innovative programs that stand out and can be replicated in other counties across America. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office’s Real Estate Fraud Protection Program has been awarded NACo’s 2019 Achievement Award. This program is a multi-pronged approach to protecting vulnerable residents from fraud and preventing unscrupulous individuals from preying on elder and financial at-risk homeowners.

The program seeks to cover multiple fronts through innovative education and outreach strategies that include multi-lingual materials and proactive approaches that stop fraudulent actions before foreclosure proceedings, scams or crimes take hold. The program also trains a wide array of professionals and residents on the issues surrounding real estate fraud and foreclosure proceedings.

For additional information visit our Real Estate Fraud page.

Consumer Alert re: Improper Car Towing Feb 15, 2019

On February 8, 2019, inspectors with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, together with officers from other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant at locations associated with Private Property Impound, Inc. (PPI). PPI is a towing company based in Oakland. Cars towed by PPI would typically be claimed at PPI’s location on San Leandro Street in Oakland.

The matter is currently under investigation. If you believe that since January 2017 your car was improperly towed by PPI, or if you have any other relevant information, please contact District Attorney Inspector Michael Carter at (510) 383-8600.

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BEWARE - Social Security Scam Jan 31, 2019

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE FROM SOCIAL SECURITY

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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DA’s Office Provides Thanksgiving Meal to 100 Alameda County Families Nov 21, 2018

Over the past two days, at three different locations, DA O’Malley and staff of the District Attorney’s Office teamed up to make sure that 100 families struggling with poverty and food insecurity would have all the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner.

On Tuesday, November 21 and Wednesday, November 22, the DA’s Office provided a turkey and all the fixings to families gathered at the Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland, the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, and the Eden United Church of Christ in Hayward.

“Too many families in our community face daunting hardships,” says DA O’Malley.

“We are grateful that we can provide these 100 families with the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal with their loved-ones.”

The Alameda County DA's Office wish to thank the Alameda County Family Justice Center Foundation Board for donating the fixings, generous support from Grocery Outlet, and the kind-hearted staff of AutoCom Nissan of Oakland for the pies at the ACFJC.

The Importance of Sexual Assault Kit Testing Oct 23, 2018

Listen to podcast of DA O’Malley in conversation with California State Senator Connie Leyva discussing the importance of testing sexual assault kits.

Tindle OIS Report Oct 23, 2018

District Attorney Releases Final Report on the Fatal Shooting of Sahleem Tindle

Download PDF of complete report.

DA O’Malley’s Statement on Former Inspector Oct 12, 2018

“The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office proudly comes from a long and rich tradition of ethical values and an unwavering commitment to justice. Our record of high quality performance in the administration of criminal justice has made us a leader in law enforcement, not just in California, but across this nation. This strong reputation is rooted in a lineage of fair, ethical, and consistent leadership dating back to the 1920s,” states District Attorney O’Malley.

“The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office seeks justice within the bounds of the law, in every case. We serve the public interest and act with integrity and honesty. When a public official - especially one entrusted with upholding the law as Harry Hu was - breaks that trust, it strikes a hard blow against the hard working and ethical professionals of the District Attorney’s Office. No one is above the law. When a law enforcement officer or public official commits criminal acts, he will be prosecuted fully under the law," she said.

"On October 11, we were informed by the US Attorney’s Office that Harry Hu has been prosecuted and convicted of the crime that is articulated in 18 USC 371, Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Fraud and Bribery. Former Inspector Harry Hu has brought shame on himself, on the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Oakland Police Department, as well as on the justice system. He has violated the trust of the people of Alameda County and of those of us who work every day to ensure public safety, who protect and serve victims of crime, and who hold those who commit crimes accountable," said DA O'Malley.

New Medicare Cards - DA’s Tips to Avoid Fraud May 29, 2018

Alameda County D.A. joins Medicare to warn seniors of possible scams as new Medicare cards arrive in East Bay

On May 29, 2018, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was joined by a Medicare official and a representative of the nonprofit Senior Medicare Patrol to discuss the rollout of new Medicare cards to 245,000 Alameda County residents. The new cards will begin arriving in local mailboxes soon. Social Security numbers have been removed from them to prevent identity theft against seniors, keep scammers from using Medicare benefits illegally, and protect tax dollars.

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Critical Incident Report on the Death of Hernan Jaramillo May 15, 2018

After an initial review in 2014, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office issued a Critical Incident Report on Hernan Jaramillo which was made available to the public. The report contains a factual summary of the police response to the reported 911 call out and autopsy findings by the designated pathologist.

Download the Incident Report as a PDF

Rape Kit Backlog Press Conference May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, May 15th District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember David Chiu—along with a broad coalition of supporters—held a press conference to discuss the importance of passing legislation to ensure that all rape kits in California are tested promptly. SB 1449 requires that newly collected rape kits be submitted within 20 days and tested no later than 120 days after receipt and AB 3118 requires a statewide audit of California’s current rape kit backlog.

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