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February 9, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the District Attorney’s Office has received an award of $423,573 to continue its efforts in investigating and prosecuting real estate and mortgage fraud cases in Ventura County. The grant award derives from a stipulated judgment obtained by the California Attorney General’s Office in the case of the […]

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February 3, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Ventura resident Eric Wayne Caples (DOB 7/24/78) was sentenced by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Ryan Wright to seven years and four months in state prison. The defendant pled guilty to one felony count of unlawful taking of a vehicle in violation of Penal Code section 10851 […]

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February 3, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Thomas Heath (DOB: 4/1/1947), of Ventura, was sentenced by Ventura County Superior Court Judge David Hirsch to 35 years to life in prison for dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, threatening a witness for giving information to law enforcement, promoting the felonious criminal conduct of the […]

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February 3, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Daniel Ray Coffman (DOB 03/31/54) guilty of three counts of felony grand theft. After a two-week trial, Coffman, a former resident of Westlake Village, was found guilty of defrauding an Oak Park woman. The case was investigated by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office […]

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January 30, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was awarded a new grant for “The Vertical Prosecution of Drug and Alcohol DUI Offenders and Repeat Offenders.” This California Office of Traffic Safety grant totaling $359,736 funded the newly created Drug and Alcohol DUI Vertical Prosecution Team, comprised of two […]

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January 27, 2012

– District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on January 26, 2012, the Honorable Kevin McGee sentenced Theodore Feightner (DOB 12/29/1947), of Thousand Oaks, to 270 days in jail following his conviction for a felony charge of possessing child pornography. The investigation was conducted by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the […]

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January 27, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that murder charges have been filed against Jose Escobar-Monterrozo (DOB: 3-31-76), of Simi Valley, for the January 25, 2012, killing of victim Claudia Menjivar. Associated with the murder charge is a special allegation that the crime was committed with the use of a deadly weapon. Arraignment has been […]

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January 20, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Llamas (DOB: 3/9/70), of Santa Paula, was sentenced by Judge Patricia Murphy to 48 years and eight months to life in prison. In December 2011, a jury found Llamas guilty of aggravated sexual assault (rape) of a child under age 14, continuous sexual abuse of a […]

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January 20, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Walter Caramanis (DOB: 09/01/71), of Westlake Village, was sentenced to 12 years eight months in the Ventura County jail for the manufacture and possession of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (commonly known as GHB). Caramanis was sentenced to a base term of five years eight months, with an additional […]

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January 9, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Aaron McIntosh (DOB 10/18/72) of Ventura was sentenced by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles Campbell to 12 years in prison for stealing a motorcycle on behalf of the Hells Angels in an attempt to punish a member for leaving the gang, committing the crime while out […]

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