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District Attorney’s Office is Awarded Grant Funds from California Office of Traffic Safety to Prosecute Alcohol and Drug DUI Offenders

District Attorney’s Office is Awarded Grant Funds from California Office of Traffic Safety to Prosecute Alcohol and Drug DUI Offenders

For the ninth consecutive year, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was awarded a special DUI Vertical Prosecution Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $356,180 grant will fund a vertical prosecution team dedicated to handling driving under the influence (DUI) cases from arrest through sentencing. Funding from this grant will aid in […]

Ventura County District Attorney Continues to Provide Support for Survivors of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert Shooting

Ventura County District Attorney Continues to Provide Support for Survivors of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Concert Shooting

VENTURA, California –District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that as the first anniversary of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting approaches on October 1, survivors who were present at the concert and their loved ones are encouraged to contact the District Attorney’s Office at (805) 654-3622 regarding services available through the […]

District Attorney Reminds About Price Gouging

District Attorney Reminds About Price Gouging

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the prohibition against price gouging stemming from the Thomas Fire is still in effect and was extended to December 2018. Price gouging is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Violators may also be […]

Less than 50% of Victims Report  Crime, Victimization Survey Says

Less than 50% of Victims Report   Crime, Victimization Survey Says

  By Michele Hanisee A tremendous amount of coverage of the criminal justice system is focused on the perpetrators of crime and what should happen to them upon arrest and conviction.  However, the unexplored and uncovered story is the number of violent and property crimes never reported to police, and the fact that few victims […]

Ventura County DA Sends Victim Advocates to Family Assistance Center at Las Vegas Convention Center

Ventura County DA Sends Victim Advocates to Family Assistance Center at Las Vegas Convention Center

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, District Attorney Gregory D. Totten approved a request from the California Office of Emergency Services to send a team of three victim advocates from the District Attorney’s Crime Victim’s Assistance Unit to Las Vegas, Nevada.  This victim advocate team will assist the Nevada Attorney General’s Office and other local and […]

Goleta Resident Arrested for Luring Minor via Internet Chat

Goleta Resident Arrested for Luring Minor via Internet Chat

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that William Fred White (DOB 11/02/56) was arrested on Friday in the city of Ventura for arranging to meet a child for the purposes of committing sexual acts. He was arrested after an investigation led by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation which […]

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Hidden Camera Appeal

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Hidden Camera Appeal

  Ventura County District Attorney VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a Ventura County man convicted of using a concealed camera to photograph under the clothing of women.  The defendant, Murat Aksu, was arrested June 18, 2010, for using […]

California DA’s settle privacy lawsuit against Bank of America

California DA’s settle privacy lawsuit against Bank of America

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, along with the Los Angeles, Riverside, Alameda, and San Diego District Attorneys’ Offices, has settled a $1.9 million civil law-enforcement action against Bank of America alleging violations of California’s privacy laws.  The complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges […]

Plea in Cold Case Murder/Rape in Oxnard

Plea in Cold Case Murder/Rape in Oxnard

Vincent Mackey (DOB 10/17/63), of Los Angeles, pleaded no contest on March 22, 2017, to one count of first degree murder, three special circumstance allegations for murder committed during the commission of rape, burglary, and prior conviction for murder, as well as a special allegation for personal use of a knife. On September 28, 1985, […]

D.A. Warns County Residents On Using Online Rental Services

D.A. Warns County Residents On Using Online Rental Services

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned county residents should be vigilant when using online listing services to secure rental housing. Such services do not typically verify that the person advertising a property is actually authorized to list the property for rent. This creates an opportunity for criminals to prey upon unsuspecting victims. Because of the […]

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