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March 22, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit has filed a felony complaint against Oxnard resident Gloria Becerra (DOB 8/24/65) and Los Angeles resident Hector Menendez (DOB 5/23/56) for grand theft and foreclosure consultant fraud. Becerra and Menendez are both charged with 4 counts of grand […]

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March 22, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on March 20, 2012, Yadder Espinosa (DOB 07/16/75) pled guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4, workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The case was investigated by the District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit.

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March 13, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the conviction of Joe Fidel Flores (DOB 04/23/1980), of Santa Paula, for the 2003 murder of Samuel Travis Reeves, age 15. The jury found Flores guilty of first-degree murder and also found true the special circumstance allegation and other special allegations regarding the use of a gun and […]

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March 6, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the review by the District Attorney’s Office of the circumstances surrounding the November 13, 2010, shooting of Jaime Daniel Delgado by Simi Valley Police Officer Jason Wilkinson has been completed.

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March 2, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on March 1, 2012, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Brian Back sentenced Daniel Ray Coffman (DOB 03/31/54) to 54 months in jail following his conviction for three counts of felony grand theft. Judge Back imposed the maximum sentence allowed by law. After a two-week trial in January, […]

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February 29, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten advised today that the public should be aware of a telephone scam where the victim is deceived into dialing the symbol and numbers “*72” before dialing a telephone number. This “*72” scam allows prison inmates, jail inmates and other con artists to place collect calls that are billed to the […]

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February 17, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury has convicted Salvador Tena (DOB 8/6/55), of Oxnard, of the second-degree murder of 65-year-old Candido Monge. The jury also found true the special allegation that Tena used a knife in the commission of the murder. The murder occurred on February 16, 2010, outside a restaurant […]

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February 15, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Real Estate Fraud Unit has filed a felony complaint against Antonio Pena (DOB 12/21/72) of Moorpark, and Claudia Xochitl Gil (DOB 9/17/1973) of San Fernando. Gil currently holds a real estate broker’s license issued by the California Department of Real Estate […]

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February 13, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Daniel Dale Givens (DOB 7/29/47), of Camarillo, was sentenced by Judge Kevin McGee to serve 240 days in jail for possessing child pornography. Givens had pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of child pornography in November 2011. This matter was investigated by the Unites States […]

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February 13, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the filing of a complaint charging Geoffrey Charles Sjostrom (DOB 09-25-1954), of Simi Valley, with nine felony charges, including multiple counts of grand theft, perjury, forgery, and the aggravated white collar crime enhancement. The prosecution of Sjostrom resulted from an investigation by the Simi Valley Police Department. Sjostrom […]

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