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May 30, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that murder charges have been filed against Gina Drake (DOB 10/31/66), of Ventura, for the killing of Wendy DiRodio on June 3, 2009. The complaint charges Drake with homicide, Penal Code section 187(a), and use of a deadly weapon, specifically a knife, Penal Code section 12022(b)(1). Drake is […]

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May 23, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Cheree Noel Sanker (DOB 03/07/77), of Fillmore, was sentenced on May 22, 2012, by the Honorable Colleen Toy White to nine years in state prison. Sanker pled guilty on March 15, 2012, to one count of corporal injury to a co-habitant with a deadly weapon, a felony.

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May 7, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on May 4, 2012, the Ventura County Grand Jury indicted Joshua Graham Packer (DOB 9-21-89), of Ventura, on additional charges relative to the Faria Beach murders that occurred on May 20, 2009. Packer is now additionally charged with commission of the crime of forcible oral copulation against […]

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May 7, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Salvador Tena (DOB 8-6-55), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles Campbell to 16 years to life in prison. Tena was convicted by jury trial on May 7, 2012, of the second degree murder with use of a knife of Candido Monge, age […]

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May 1, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on April 30, 2012, Mona Kim Alberti (09/14/60) pled guilty to a felony violation of Insurance Code section 1871.4. This case was investigated by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit.

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April 30, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that his office has filed and settled a civil law enforcement action against Ladco Financial Group, Inc., of Thousand Oaks, and Elavon, Inc., of Atlanta. The settlement resolves allegations that Ladco, which was merged into Elavon in 2009, violated California laws prohibiting unfair competition and misleading advertising. This […]

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April 27, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that on April 26, 2012, Charles Saab (DOB 8/30/71) pled guilty to one felony count of defrauding an insurer, in violation of California Penal Code section 548(a), and one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report, in violation of Penal Code section 148.5(a). The case was investigated […]

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April 20, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a ceremony and march on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. We invite all to attend and join our collective reflection and recommitment to victims’ rights and services. The program will begin at 11:45 a.m. […]

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April 18, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today the conclusion of the public integrity investigation regarding Oxnard city officials and the issuance of a public report. In the summer of 2010, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office began its investigation of Oxnard city government amid reports of gift reporting violations, misappropriation of public funds, and conflicts […]

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April 18, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that his office, together with 43 other California District Attorneys and the City Attorneys in San Diego and Los Angeles, has filed and settled a civil law enforcement action in Ventura County Superior Court against CVS Pharmacy, Inc. The settlement resolves allegations that CVS, headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode […]

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