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June 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a series of survivors support group meetings will begin June 20, 2019, for those who were present at the Borderline Bar and Grill the night of the shooting on November 7, 2018. The national nonprofit organization, Give an Hour™, will be hosting these important […]

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June 14, 2019

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the arrests of Riverside County residents James Anthony Rojas (DOB 1/11/1957) and Yvonne Georganna Martinez (DOB 2/14/1953). Rojas is charged with one felony count of foreclosure consultant fraud and six felony counts of recording a false instrument. Martinez is charged with two felony counts of recording a false […]

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June 14, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel Livingstone (DOB 12/07/87), aka Dakota Livingstone, of Simi Valley, was sentenced on June 13, 2019, to 365 days in Ventura County jail, five years of formal probation, ordered to pay restitution, and other terms, after pleading guilty to one count of grand theft, […]

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June 13, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today Anthony Wearing (DOB 9/19/89), of Oxnard, was charged with felony forcible digital penetration and sexual battery by restraint.

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June 12, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Howard Novak (DOB 03/08/54), of Simi Valley, was found guilty 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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June 11, 2019

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Professor McKale Antonious (08/16/67), of Sylmar, was found guilty by jury of misdemeanor sexual battery.

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June 11, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mandi Renee Neece (DOB 10/23/89), of West Hills, was sentenced to 300 days in jail and placed on 5 years of felony probation by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce Young.

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June 11, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County Family Justice Center joins the California Family Justice Center Network in recognizing June 11, 2019, as “Family Justice Center Legislation Day” in the state capitol.

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June 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Charles Ruben (DOB 9/13/1951), formerly of Simi Valley, was placed on summary probation for a period of 36 months after pleading guilty to a violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4(a)(1)—making a fraudulent statement of a material fact for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation […]

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June 7, 2019

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Pedro Gutierrez Guzman (DOB 7/13/83), of Oxnard, was charged with the murder of Ricardo Rojas, also of Oxnard. The complaint alleges that Guzman used his car as a deadly weapon.

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