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PHOTO GALLERY

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VIDEO GALLERY
What does the District Attorney do? - April 11, 2019


Whiteboard animation explaining the roles and responsibilities of the District Attorney’s Office.


Greg Totten and Rachael Watkins on Our Ventura TV - October 23, 2018

Greg Totten and Rachael Watkins speak with Sandra Siepak of Our Ventura TV.


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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 20, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a 16-year-old juvenile male, of Oxnard, admitted to robbery and voluntary manslaughter for the May 20, 2018, killing of Adrian Ornelas, also of Oxnard. The male was prosecuted as a juvenile.

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Heather Deen Locklear (DOB 9/25/61), of Westlake, pled no contest to eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, in violation of Penal Code section 243(b), one count of battery on emergency personnel, a violation of Penal Code section 243(b), and […]

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a criminal complaint against Peter Cuong Chi Nhan (DOB 05/22/1977) of El Monte.

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August 16, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Heather Deen Locklear (DOB 9/25/61), of Westlake, pled no contest to eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, in violation of Penal Code section 243(b), one count of battery on emergency personnel, a violation of Penal Code section 243(b), and […]

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August 13, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that on Monday, August 12, 2019, a $1.525 million civil settlement was obtained with Texas-based 7 Eleven, Inc., to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws requiring accurate and complete reporting of training of store personnel in hazardous materials handling.

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August 9, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Paul Ronald Payne (DOB 6/21/1968), of Simi Valley, was sentenced to 365 days in the Ventura County jail and ordered to pay $1,058,058 in restitution to the State Compensation Insurance Fund for underreporting payroll and failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance premiums.

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PUBLIC REPORTS
April 16, 2018

Report on the April 9, 2017 shooting of Jose Romero Gonzalez-Rendon by Santa Paula Police Department senior officer Matt Alonzo.

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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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PUBLICATIONS
Ventura County District Attorney Term Report 2011-2014

VCDA_Term_Report_2011-2014

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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

Real-Estate-Fraud-Complaint-Form_English 1.2019

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

Real-Estate-Fraud-Complaint-Form_Spanish 1.2019

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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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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

Real-Estate-Fraud-Complaint-Form_Spanish 1.2019

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – English

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