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February 21, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Environmental Protection Unit, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, has obtained a $143,000 stipulated final judgment against The Termo Company (“TERMO”). TERMO, based in Long Beach, California, owns and operates oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) facilities […]

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February 19, 2020

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Retha Mae Drummond (DOB 3/1/56), of Moorpark, pled guilty to five felony counts of misappropriation of public funds. At the hearing, Drummond paid partial restitution in the amount of $155,810.

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February 12, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Colin Meyer (DOB 10/01/80), of Ventura, pled guilty to attempted murder and admitted to personally inflicting great bodily injury on his ex-girlfriend and using a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime.

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February 11, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Christopher Schneider (DOB 11/22/88), of Thousand Oaks, was charged with the murder of Nancy Standish-Schneider, of Thousand Oaks. The complaint charges one count of murder and a special allegation that Schneider personally used a knife during the commission of the crime.

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February 4, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Librado Ruiz Rojo (DOB 1/23/01), of Oxnard, was charged with the murder of Carlos Alberto Murillo, of Port Hueneme, which occurred on January 26, 2020. The complaint charges one count of murder and a special allegation that Rojo personally used a knife during the commission of the […]

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January 31, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that James Anthony Rojas (DOB 1/11/57), of Riverside, was found guilty of nine felony counts, including foreclosure consultant fraud, grand theft, and recording false documents by Judge David Worley following a court trial. Judge Worley also found true a special allegation that Rojas caused losses exceeding $500,000. The […]

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January 29, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a criminal complaint against Laura Leonard (DOB 05/01/75), of Simi Valley, charging seven felony counts of grand theft and an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement alleging she stole in excess of $100,000 in the commission of her crimes.

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January 29, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Samuel Olguin Castro (DOB 2/25/73), of Moorpark, pled guilty to two felony conspiracies related to the illegal disposal of solid waste.

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January 22, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Joseph DeAngelo (the alleged “Golden State Killer”) was arraigned today.

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January 22, 2020

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Raymond Bolanos (DOB 7/7/95), of Oxnard has been charged with murder, a special allegation that he personally used a gun and a gang allegation, for the shooting death of Alejandro Hernandez of Ventura on January 19, 2020. Julian Nunez (DOB 11/10/93), of Ventura was also charged for his […]

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