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June 7, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Alex Compian, Jr., (DOB 5/3/88), of Oxnard, was convicted by a jury on June 7, 2012, of first degree murder. The jury also found true a special allegation that Compian personally used a firearm during the commission of the murder.

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June 6, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joe Fidel Flores (DOB 4/23/80), of Santa Paula, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole plus 30 years for the 2003 murder of Samuel Travis Reeves, age 15. A jury found Flores guilty on March 13, 2012, of first-degree murder and also found true the […]

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June 1, 2012

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that David Austin George (DOB 10/13/64) of Thousand Oaks has been sentenced to serve 300 days in jail for possessing child pornography. George had pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of child pornography in February 2012.

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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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