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VIDEO GALLERY
Hispanic homeowners in Ventura County – Public Announcement from DA’s Office (English and En español) - December 18, 2019


If you own property in Ventura County and believe you may be a victim of real estate fraud, we encourage you to download a real estate fraud complaint form from the REFAT website and submit that complaint to the District Attorney’s Office.


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


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


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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
April 7, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten wishes to alert county residents of a new Executive Order by Governor Gavin Newsom regarding price gouging. Pursuant to Executive Order N-44-20 issued April 3, 2020, retailers may not charge a price that is ten percent greater than the price that they charged on February 4, 2020, […]

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March 31, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that consumers should be on the lookout for scammers trying to take advantage of county residents during this public health emergency.

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March 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Andrew Rodriguez (DOB 4/4/82), of Oxnard, was charged with the murder of Alexander Benevidez, of Oxnard, which occurred on March 14, 2020.

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March 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Alfonso Islas (DOB 4/23/1994), of Oxnard, and Fher Ortega (DOB 12/14/2000), of Oxnard, were charged with the murder of Pete Mendez, of Oxnard, which occurred on January 11, 2020.

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March 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – Fiscal del Distrito Gregory D. Totten anunció hoy que la Oficina del Fiscal del Distrito ha iniciado varias investigaciones en contra de negocios del condado por posibles violaciones del Código Penal 396—aumentos desmedidos de precios o “price gouging.”

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March 20, 2020

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the District Attorney’s Office has initiated several investigations against county businesses for potential violations of Penal Code section 396, price gouging.

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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 2015-2018

District Attorney Report 2015-2018

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Complaint form – Spanish

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Consumer Mediation Complaint Form

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ALERTS & ADVISORIES
Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – English

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Real Estate Fraud Complaint Form – Spanish

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Fraudulent Rental Housing Listing Advisory

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – English

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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – Spanish

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