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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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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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