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VCFJC Shelter for Healthcare Heroes - April 22, 2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ventura County Family Justice Center partners converted space into temporary, overflow housing for medical personnel from Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC). These six rooms will provide a place to rest and refresh for those needing to quarantine to protect their families.


District Attorney addresses response to COVID-19 pandemic - April 9, 2020

District Attorney addresses response to COVID-19 pandemic with important information about price gouging and victim services.


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NOTABLE CASES
2013 People v. Kenneth Powell, Katie Rose, and Paul Lascola

Three convicted and sentenced in real estate investment fraud scheme

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office successfully prosecuted one of the largest real estate investment fraud schemes uncovered in the county involving victim losses exceeding $3 million.

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2012 People v. Calvin Sharp

Judge finds killer who used meat cleaver sane and sentences him to multiple life terms

In August 2007, Calvin Sharp chased down, attacked, and brutally killed a 6-year-old boy, Sev’n Molina, with a meat cleaver. When Sev’n’s mother, Sandra Ruiz, tried to stop the attack, Sharp attacked her as well, causing major life-long injuries. A neighbor, Diane Cox, also attempted to intervene and suffered serious injuries at the hands of Sharp.

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NEWS RELEASES
June 29, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten alerts the public to the following announcement regarding People v. Joseph James DeAngelo. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., 74, pled guilty today to 13 felony counts of first-degree murder and 13 felony counts of kidnapping to commit robbery during a 13-year multicounty crime spree that terrorized much of […]

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June 29, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Perry Adam Lieber (DOB 4/23/86), of Santa Barbara, was charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud and one felony count of perjury. It is alleged that Lieber made material misrepresentations concerning the nature and extent of an industrial injury, as well his […]

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June 25, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that an amended complaint was filed against Vu Cong Dao (DOB 03/04/83), of Palmdale, charging him with voluntary manslaughter for the October 25, 2018, killing of Michael Torres, of Oxnard.

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June 25, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten alerts the public to the following announcement regarding People v. Joseph James DeAngelo. A joint press conference will be held immediately after the court hearing for People vs. Joseph James DeAngelo.

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June 25, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that no charges will be filed related to a protest and traffic incident that occurred in the afternoon on June 7, 2020.

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June 22, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Lenard Chester (DOB 04-22-61), of Oxnard, was found guilty by a jury of the first-degree murder of Leah Bullis, aged 81, with the special circumstances that the murder was committed while in the commission of rape and burglary.

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PUBLIC REPORTS
April 16, 2018

Report on the April 9, 2017 shooting of Jose Romero Gonzalez-Rendon by Santa Paula Police Department senior officer Matt Alonzo.

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February 22, 2017

Report on the December 16, 2015, shooting of Bryant Duncan by Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy Leon Mah

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August 18, 2016

Report on the March 28, 2015, Shooting of Meagan Hockaday by Oxnard Police Officer Roger Garcia

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PUBLICATIONS
Ventura County District Attorney Term Report 2015-2018

District Attorney Report 2015-2018

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Complaint form – Spanish

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Consumer Mediation Complaint Form

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ALERTS & ADVISORIES
Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Fraudulent Rental Housing Listing Advisory

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – English

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – Spanish

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