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February 17, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that 54-year-old James Richard Schmitt (DOB 06/02/1962), a resident of Oxnard, was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of felony probation following his guilty plea last December to two felony charges of possession of child pornography.

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February 17, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Honorable Matthew Guasco sentenced Canyon Lake resident Patrick Iturra (DOB 7/27/70) to 365 days in jail for his role in a fraudulent foreclosure rescue business.

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February 16, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned today that county residents should be vigilant when using online listing services to secure rental housing.

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February 15, 2017

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joanne Abruzzese (DOB 3/14/1958), of Simi Valley, was arrested on February 15, 2017. Abruzzese is charged with four felony counts including grand theft and forgery.

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February 1, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury has convicted Jose Luis Ortiz (DOB 10/10/71), of Oxnard, of attempt murder of a police officer with the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm, assault with a firearm upon a police officer, armed robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  

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January 26, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Josue Arturo Hernandez (DOB 7/20/97), of Mission Hills, was sentenced on January 25, 2017, to four years in state prison for committing gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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January 23, 2017

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Samuel Grimes (DOB 04-26-60), of Port Hueneme, pleaded no contest to one felony count of conspiracy to smuggle cell phones to wards in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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January 20, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Felipe Alejandro Calvo (DOB 5/16/1974), of Thousand Oaks, was sentenced to four years eight months in state prison for felony driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of 0.26 percent, and for feloniously resisting a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy while […]

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January 19, 2017

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Hsin Chieh Jerry Wang (DOB 6/4/76), of Covina, and Defeng Hu (DOB 7/4/83), of San Gabriel, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit the crime of human trafficking and four counts of pimping.

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January 18, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Fontana resident Jose Armando Rodriguez (DOB 11/20/59) pleaded guilty to grand theft, foreclosure consultant fraud, and recording a false instrument.

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