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January 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel Alvarez (DOB 3/25/1993), of Oxnard, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Judge Ryan Wright.

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January 14, 2019

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Charles Ruben (DOB 9/13/1951), formerly of Simi Valley, pled guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a)(1)—making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits.

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January 9, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Juan Benito Rueda (DOB 8/28/68), of Santa Paula, was sentenced on January 8, 2019, to the maximum possible sentence of 135 years to life in prison for molesting multiple children under the age of 14.

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January 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Manuel Dominguez (DOB 02-28-99) of Santa Maria, has been charged with murder and personal use of a firearm for the shooting death of Robert Gutierrez of Oxnard.

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January 2, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit reached a $500,000 civil settlement with Santa Paula-based Anterra Energy Services, Inc., Anterra Transportation, Inc., and Anterra Corporation (“Anterra Companies”).

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December 26, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Governor Brown has commuted (reduced) the sentence of convicted murderer Jahn Vann.

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December 21, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Georgia Casey (DOB 10/30/1986), of Ventura, pled guilty to several felony charges, including vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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December 21, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jamaul D. Cannon (DOB 9/3/1976) of Carson, California, was arraigned on a felony complaint charging violations of the unauthorized practice of law, identity theft, false personation, second degree commercial burglary, and grand theft.

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December 20, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a felony complaint against Matthew Arthur Alonzo (DOB 09/28/1979), of Ventura, for committing auto insurance fraud by making a false statement to an insurance company.

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December 19, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joseph Salas (3/15/99), of Oxnard, and Carlos Avila (1/11/97), of Oxnard, were sentenced for their role in kidnappings, carjackings, and robberies.

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