News Releases

April 16, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Tara Elaine Nykoluk (DOB 12/19/75), of Simi Valley, was convicted on three felony counts of embezzlement and forgery.

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April 14, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Angela Marie Barretto (DOB 12/04/80), of Ventura, was sentenced to 300 days in jail and placed on probation for two years.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

VENTURA, California – In 2010, Mr. Ignacio Ixta was convicted by a jury trial of attempted murder and related felony counts arising from a December 2009 shooting. In 2020, our Conviction Integrity Unit learned that four search warrants involving one of the prosecution’s key witnesses had not been provided to our office with Mr. Ixta’s case materials.

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April 9, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that James Wood (DOB 04/11/72), of Simi Valley, pled guilty to two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

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April 9, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Adventist Health Physicians Network (“Adventist”), of Simi Valley, was ordered to pay $40,000 in civil penalties to the District Attorney’s Office as part of a civil privacy settlement.

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April 5, 2021

Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko has finalized his management team, filling two chief deputy positions with veteran prosecutors and naming a supervisor to oversee domestic violence crimes, a newly created position to bring greater attention and focus to intimate-partner violence.

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Friday, April 2, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that convictions against Ignacio Ixta, Jr. (DOB 12/20/88), of Oxnard, will be reversed. In 2010, Ixta was convicted by a jury of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. The case was investigated by the Oxnard Police Department and prosecuted by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.

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April 2, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Perry Adam Lieber (DOB 04/23/89), of Santa Barbara, was ordered to pay $198,025 in victim restitution and $30,000 in criminal fines.

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April 1, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Jose Velasquez
(DOB 05/11/69), of Ojai, pled guilty to two counts of felony insurance fraud on March 30, 2021.

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March 31, 2021

District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Cody Washington (DOB 02/13/77), of Oxnard, pled guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter for the unlawful killing of Corey Smith, also of Oxnard. Washington also admitted he personally used a knife during the commission of the crime.

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