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ACDA OFFICE ANNOUNCES BILL EMPOWERING SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS SIGNED INTO LAW Sep 29, 2022

Senate Bill 916 Continues DA O’Malley’s Advocacy on Sexual Assault Reform

SACRAMENTO, CA – After unanimous support in the Legislature, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that a bill sponsored by District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, Senate Bill 916, authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva, has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

SB 916 empowers survivors with critical information following a sexual assault and allows survivors to be able to make informed decisions regarding steps they wish to take, or not, in the post-assault process.

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Charges in Fremont Massage Therapist Sexual Assault Sep 28, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Charges in Fremont Massage Therapist Sexual Assault

Defendant faces eight felonies

OAKLAND — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces sexual battery charges have been filed against a Fremont massage therapist, Abdul Kadirzada.

The allegations occurred between May and September 2022 at a chiropractic office in Fremont.

The defendant has been charged with eight felony counts including Penal Code 243.4(c) sexual battery false professional purpose, Penal Code 289(d) sexual penetration by foreign object, and Penal Code 243.4(a) sexual battery.

The case currently involves two identified victims. Both reported being inappropriately touched in a sexual manner by the defendant.

The defendant’s next court date is September 29, 2022, at the East County Hall of Justice located in Dublin. The hearing will take place in Department 702 at 9 a.m.

If anyone feels they were inappropriately touched during a treatment by the defendant at Dr. Scorca’s Chiropractor’s Office, please contact Fremont Police Department Detective Mike Paiva at (510) 790-6951, or mpaiva@fremont.gov.

Contact: Public Information Officer Angela Ruggiero //Angela.Ruggiero@acgov.org // (510) 919-0081

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Announces Murder Charges in Dublin Double Homicide Sep 9, 2022

Defendant Devin Williams is a deputy sheriff

OAKLAND, CA -- The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that Devin Williams Jr, an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy, has been charged with two counts of murder.

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, around 12:45 a.m., Dublin Police Services responded to a call of two subjects that had been shot inside a residence on the 3100 block of Colebrook Lane. The two people, a husband and wife, suffered from gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses identified the shooter as Defendant Williams, 24.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES IN OAKLAND’S LITTLE SAIGON Aug 12, 2022

Defendant Major Willis Charged with Felony Murder During a Carjacking

OAKLAND, CA -- The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that Defendant Major Willis has been charged with the murder of Mr. Kon Woo Fung, near Little Saigon of Oakland.

On July 17, 2022, around 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of E. 22nd Street and 13th Avenue in Oakland, Mr. Fung, 52, an Uber driver, was waiting in his car when he was approached by two individuals. The two individuals ordered him out of his car. When he did not, a shot was fired, striking Mr. Fung. He died from his injuries.

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OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE TO PAY 1.36 MILLION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATION Jul 27, 2022

Company illegally disposed of hazardous waste at its California facilities

OAKLAND, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced today that her office, along with fifteen other district attorneys and one city attorneys statewide, settled a case with Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) resolving allegations that the company failed to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste at its facilities throughout the state.

ODFL, a trucking transportation company, is ordered to pay a total of $1.36 million in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects. It is also ordered to implement an improved hazardous waste compliance program at its service centers and repair facilities in California.

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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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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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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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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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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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