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VIDEO GALLERY
Greg Totten on Our Ventura TV - March 5, 2015


DA Totten speaks with Our Ventura TV host, Bart Stern. Recorded December 2014.


News Conference Video - July 9, 2014

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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
August 10, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell ordered Spencer Whitewood (DOB 05/23/1996) to pay $22,461 in restitution after he was convicted for a felony violation of Penal Code section 597(a), Cruelty to an Animal.

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August 1, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Carlos Chavez (DOB 09/21/88), of Oxnard, and Joseph Valenzuela (DOB 11/19/78), of Santa Paula, pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and conspiracy, and admitted a special allegation for taking over $200,000 worth of avocados. This matter was investigated by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office […]

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August 1, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Sunland resident Juan Carlos Guerra (DOB 5/5/86) has pleaded guilty to one felony count of grand theft. The case was the result of an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.

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July 27, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jose de Jesus Cardenas (DOB 10/28/1983), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 14 years 8 months in state prison after a jury found him guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury further […]

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July 25, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found   Jeffrey Michael Lindquist (DOB 05/04/1971), of Simi Valley, guilty of inflicting corporal injury on his spouse, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and child endangerment. The jury also found true the special allegation that Lindquist personally inflicted great bodily injury upon his spouse.

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July 25, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that William James Mitzel (DOB 03/15/1957), of Somis, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor violations of failing to update a business plan within 30 days, failure to update a hazardous materials inventory, interference with enforcement, and violation of labor safety standards by failing to provide personal […]

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PUBLIC REPORTS
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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February 3, 2016

A Report on the Ventura County Medical Examiner Investigation

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PUBLICATIONS
Ventura County District Attorney Term Report 2014-2015

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Foreclosure and Loan Modification Advisory – English

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Foreclosure and Loan Modification Advisory – Spanish

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Real Estate Related Education, Awareness and Fraud Prevention – English

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ALERTS & ADVISORIES
Fraudulent Rental Housing Listing Advisory

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – English

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – Spanish

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