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July 19, 2019

VENTURA, California — District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jaime Serna (DOB 1/29/1972), formerly of Fillmore, was placed on formal probation for a period of 36 months after pleading guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a), making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ […]

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July 19, 2019

***Corrected Date of offense**VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that James Robert Camacho (DOB 03/22/84), of La Puente, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 12 months in the Ventura County jail, immediately followed by 36 months of supervised release. In June, Camacho pled guilty to two counts of felony identity […]

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July 19, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Vidal Zuniga Lopez (DOB 06/23/1967), of Oxnard, pled no contest to one count of unlawfully using and occupying a building without a certificate of occupancy issued by a building official; and one count of unlawful conversion of a structure without obtaining a permit for […]

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July 18, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that James Robert Camacho (DOB 03/22/84), of La Puente, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 12 months in the Ventura County jail, immediately followed by 36 months of supervised release.

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Jahshua Jarrett (DOB 05/14/98), of Santa Paula, has been charged with murder, and a special allegation that he personally used a firearm, for the shooting death of Cristina Pena on July 14, 2019.

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on July 3, 2019, Fredy Lazaro (DOB 4/25/90), of Oxnard, was arraigned and pled not guilty to multiple counts of child molestation in violation of Penal Code section 288(a).

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July 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of charges against Camarillo resident Debra Elaine Ashcraft (DOB 11/23/57). Ashcraft is charged with one felony count of structuring and five felony counts of income tax evasion.

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July 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Mark James Martinez (DOB 12/02/82), of Santa Paula, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Derek Malan to life without the possibility of parole plus a consecutive 65 years to life in prison.

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July 12, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that four counts of misdemeanor conflict of interest were filed against Raymond Gutierrez Jr. (DOB 11/16/1959), of Ventura, Manager of the Development & Inspection Services Division of the County of Ventura Public Works Agency.

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July 11, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Howard Novak (DOB 03/08/54), of Simi Valley, was sentenced by Judge Ryan Wright to 12 years in state prison following his conviction by jury of voluntary manslaughter with personal use of a knife for the killing of his stepson, Kelly Hughes, age 28.

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