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November 22, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Governor Jerry Brown has issued a full and unconditional pardon to Craig Coley and that Coley has been released from prison.

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November 20, 2017

Ventura, California – Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten and Simi Valley Police Chief David M. Livingstone announced today that they are supporting the clemency petition of Craig Richard Coley, aged 70.

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November 17, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Carlos Chavez (DOB 09/21/88), of Oxnard, and Joseph Raymond Valenzuela (DOB 11/19/78), of Santa Paula, were sentenced to two years in county jail, followed by 18 months of supervised release. Earlier this year, both Chavez and Valenzuela entered guilty pleas to felony grand theft […]

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November 15, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was awarded a special DUI prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic and Safety. The $413,248 grant will once again fund a vertical prosecution team that will work cases from arrest through […]

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November 14, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of felony charges against Timothy Edmond Burke, Jr. (DOB 8/24/81), of Las Vegas; Deisi Tapia Rivera (DOB 10/18/83), of Las Vegas; Veronica Esther Ventura (DOB 8/20/84), of Oxnard; Angela Maire Covarrubias (DOB 5/14/76), of Ventura; and Elizabeth Angie Olvera (DOB 12/26/77), of Santa […]

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November 8, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Orange County resident Rex Salonga (DOB 2/21/71) pled guilty to one felony count of grand theft, in violation of Penal Code section 487. The case was the result of an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.

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November 3, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Hernandez (DOB 3/29/74), of Santa Paula, pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun in the commission of the crime.

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November 2, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Andres Rodriguez (DOB 12/14/84), of Oxnard, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on September 12, 2017, to first-degree murder with a special circumstance of kidnapping, premeditated and deliberate attempted murder, and admitting use of a gun […]

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November 1, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Ross Duncan Cumming (DOB 6/26/97) of Thousand Oaks, was sentenced to serve two years in custody followed by one year mandatory supervision following his guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter, a felony.

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October 31, 2017

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Joseph Wirsing (DOB 10/15/71), of Ventura, was sentenced to serve seven months in jail and placed on formal probation for three years for his role in causing a 2014 explosion at Santa Clara Waste Water Company (“SCWWC”).

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