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Felony Convictions in identity theft and check fraud conspiracy

Felony Convictions in identity theft and check fraud conspiracy

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Eligio (“Gio”) Tavanlar (DOB 01/30/1975) and Melandre (“Dre”) Tavanlar (DOB 01/09/1974) of Woodland Hills have each been sentenced to nine years in Ventura County jail  following their convictions on multiple felony counts for their roles as principals in a multi-year identity theft and check fraud conspiracy. Gio […]

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

D.A. wins conviction for food stamp scam

VENTURA, California — District Attorney Gregory Totten announced today that on April  l, 2014, Eric Gabriel Suarez (DOB 09/06/84) of Oxnard was sentenced to serve four years in state prison. Suarez pleaded guilty in December 2013 to felony trafficking in food stamp benefits, grand theft, and admitted an excessive taking allegation. He was arrested during […]

Lowe’s Home Center to pay damages for disposing of hazardous waste

Lowe’s Home Center to pay damages for disposing of hazardous waste

32 other California district attorneys and two city attorneys, announced today that Alameda County Superior Court Judge George C. Hernandez, Jr. has ordered North Carolina-based Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, to pay $18.1 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. The settlement is the culmination of  a civil enforcement action filed in […]