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Online Portal for Survivors to Track Sexual Assault Kits Oct 13, 2021

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Governor Newsom signed Legislation Requiring Online Portal for Survivors to Track Sexual Assault Kits

SACRAMENTO — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that legislation sponsored by her office that will help survivors of sexual assault track their sexual assault evidence kits, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Senate Bill 215, authored by Senator Connie Leyva, creates a new victim portal in California’s existing sexual assault kit tracking system, the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Tracking (SAFE-T) database. Survivors of sexual assault will be able to anonymously, and electronically, track and receive updates regarding the status, location, and information of their sexual assault evidence kit. The sexual assault kit tracking system, with its secure victim access portal, allows the survivors to control when they obtain critical information about the status and location of their kits.

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Protecting Victims of Revenge Porn Oct 7, 2021

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Bill Protecting Victims of ‘Revenge Porn’ Signed by Governor Newsom

SACRAMENTO — Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that a groundbreaking piece of legislation sponsored by the office was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom to help victims of “revenge porn” have more time to report the abuse.
Senate Bill 23, authored by Senator Susan Rubio, extends the statute of limitations for invasion of privacy cases, commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” The statute will be extended to one year from the time that the victim discovers any images or intimate materials posted—rather than a year from their posting.

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DEFENDANT PLEADS TO TWO MURDER CHARGES IN FATAL DUI LIVERMORE CASE Sep 22, 2021

Defendant faces 15 years to life in prison

DUBLIN – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today that defendant Lauren Davis plead to two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of two people—16-year old Violet Campbell and 25-year old Alexys Garcia.

On November 22, 2017, the night before Thanksgiving around 11:30 p.m., the defendant was driving her Kia SUV east on Stanley Boulevard in Livermore. She lost control of the SUV, careening off the right side of the road and rolled over several times.

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BAY AREA DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH FELONIES FOR INSURANCE WORKERS COMPENSATION FRAUD Sep 20, 2021

Owners of Painting and Construction Companies Charged in $5 Million Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, along with the California Department of Insurance, announce that charges have been filed against multiple suspects in an organized insurance and workers’ compensation fraud scheme that defrauded insurance carriers over $5 million in estimated losses.

Former owners of Signature Painting and Construction Inc, Eric Andrew Oller and Brian Christopher Mitchell, were each charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime, six counts each of felony insurance fraud and two counts of workers’ compensation fraud. SPC is based in Walnut Creek, but operates throughout the Bay Area.

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FORMER SAN LEANDRO POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED FOR GRAND THEFT Sep 2, 2021

Robert Sanchez fraudulently received over $16,000 for overtime he didn’t work

OAKLAND, CA -- The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that former San Leandro Police Sgt. Robert Frank Sanchez was sentenced Sept. 1, 2021 to two years of felony probation, 240 hours of community service and ordered to pay a maximum of $46,815.88 in restitution stemming from grand theft from the police department.

In 2019 and 2020, the defendant held the position of Professional Standards Administrative Sergeant, where he managed San Leandro Police Department’s timekeeping and payroll systems. By using his administrative privileges and the trust placed in him in this role, the defendant approved personal overtime for time he did not work. He also added his unauthorized overtime and compensatory time hours directly into the payroll system, and edited the payroll systems to credit back vacation, sick and compensatory time already used.

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JUDGE SENTENCES FORMER SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES TO PRISON Aug 18, 2021

Defendants convicted of assault by a public officer and dissuading a witness

OAKLAND-- Today, two former Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies convicted of assaults against jail inmates that included the throwing of feces and urine, were each sentenced to four years and four months in prison.

Justin Linn and Erik McDermott agreed to plead as charged to 11 felony counts each, including 10 counts of assault by a public officer and one count dissuading a witness by threat or force for incidents that occurred in 2016.

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DA ANNOUNCES “GREENWASHING” SETTLEMENTS Aug 11, 2021

DISTRICT ATTORNEY NANCY O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES “GREENWASHING” SETTLEMENTS WITH CHEWY, PETCO, PETSMART, AND TARGET

Today, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced that her office, with 22 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, resolved “greenwashing” cases with Chewy, Inc., PetSmart LLC, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., and Target Corporation. The cases were based on allegations that the companies sold dog waste bags and other plastic products to California residents, which were marketed with misleading environmental claims regarding their biodegradability.

“Dog lovers who care about the environment are often targeted by deceptive advertising about the environmental benefits of certain single-use plastic bags,” said DA O’Malley. “These settlements are a win for California consumers who want accurate information about the environmental impact of the plastic bags and other plastic products they buy.”

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DA NANCY O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES SHE WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION May 18, 2021

OAKLAND, CA -- After 37 proud years as a member of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Tuesday that she has decided not to seek a fourth term in the upcoming election.

“I could not be more thankful for the career I have had in the best District Attorney’s Office in the state and certainly one of the best in the nation. The overwhelming respect for this Office is widespread and well earned,” DA O’Malley said.

DA O’Malley will complete her term that ends in the beginning of 2023.

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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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DA’S OFFICE COMBATS ILLEGAL DUMPING IN EAST OAKLAND Mar 30, 2021

A day dedicated to the “Three E’s of Illegal Dumping” in East Oakland: Education, Eradication, and Enforcement

Oakland, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced today the results of the coordinated effort by the Alameda County Illegal Dumping (ACID) Taskforce. The task force is comprised of governmental agencies, community leaders, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

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