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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
May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Retha Mae Drummond (DOB 3/1/56), of Moorpark, was arrested on May 17, 2019. Drummond is charged with 12 felony counts including embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds.

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May 17, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Brandon Scott Ellis (DOB 1/24/86), of Katy, Texas, pled guilty to second-degree murder for the killing of Douglas Blasher of Ventura and premeditated attempted murder for shooting Alexa Payne of Oxnard.

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May 16, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Henry Mata (DOB 6/13/1951), of Fillmore, was sentenced by Judge Anthony Sabo to the California Department of Corrections to 310 years to life.

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May 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cameron Lykins (DOB 11-02-1995), of Ojai, was charged with murder and a special allegation that he used a sledgehammer in the killing of Houston Auer that occurred in Ojai on May 12, 2019.

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May 10, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Tyler Ostertag (DOB 10/16/94), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 72 years to life in prison by Judge Derek Malan.

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May 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Steve Adams, a.k.a. Tom Steve Adams (DOB 2/10/1974), of Santa Monica, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on three years felony probation for his role in a scam that targeted an Oxnard donut shop.

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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

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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Foreclosure & Loan Modification – English

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