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Posted on: May 21, 2019

News Release: DA Diana Becton Creates First Ever Standalone Conviction Integrity Unit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 21, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Diana Becton Creates First Ever Standalone Conviction Integrity Unit 

Martinez, Calif. – District Attorney Diana ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

News Release: DA Diana Becton Announces Updated Immigration Policy

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Diana Becton Announces Updated Immigration Policy

            Martinez, Calif. &ndas...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

News Release: Contra Costa Becomes 4th County in California to Adopt Restorative Justice Diversion

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PRESS RELEASE -- May 8, 2019

Contact: Kyung Jin Lee

510-684-3122

kjlee@impactjustice.org

Contra Costa Becomes 4th County in California to Adopt Restorative Justice Diversion for Youth

Restorative justice is the first diversion program to be implemented by the ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

News Release: Man Pleaded Guilty for Pandering from 2018 Human Trafficking Sting Operation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 26, 2019 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Man Pleaded Guilty for Pandering from 2018 Human Trafficking Sting Operation

 

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

News Release: Brentwood Woman Charged with 4 Felonies for Consumer Fraud Scheme

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 25, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Brentwood Woman Charged with 4 Felonies for Consumer Fraud Scheme

DA’s Office Asks for Affected Victims to Come Forward

Martinez, Cal...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

News Release: Pittsburg Man Found Guilty for 14 Counts of Molesting Two Underage Victims

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 18, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Pittsburg Man Found Guilty for 14 Counts of Molesting Two Underage Victims 

Martinez, Calif. – On April 15, a Contra Costa C...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

News Release: Richmond Man Sentenced for 16 Years for 23rd Street Sex Trafficking Case

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Richmond Man Sentenced for 16 Years for 23rd Street Sex Trafficking Case

Martinez, Calif. – On April 12, 2019 Contra Costa Superior C...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

News Release: Defendant Sentenced to 135 Years to Life for 4 Counts of Murder

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 15, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Defendant Sentenced to 135 Years to Life for 4 Counts of Murder from 2017 Fatal DUI Collision 

Martinez, Calif. – On April 12, 2019, ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

News Release: District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13

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April 8, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

News Release: Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

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March 14, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Youth Soccer Coach Charged with Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On March 14, 2019 the Contra Costa Coun...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

News Release: DA Becton Announces Results for End of Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

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March 12, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Becton Announces Results End of Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits 

Martinez, Calif. – Today, District Attorney Diana Becton and staff attended an e...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

News Release: Man Found Guilty for Attempted Murder of 4 Victims for 2016 Shooting

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March 7, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Man Found Guilty for Attempted Murder of 4 Victims for 2016 Shooting

Martinez, Calif. – On March 4, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Kama...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

News Release: Sacramento Man Found Guilty for 4 Counts of Murder from 2017 Fatal DUI Collision

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March 6, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Sacramento Man Found Guilty for 4 Counts of Murder from 2017 Fatal DUI Collision 

Martinez, Calif. – On March 4, a Contra Costa County jur...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

News Release: Martinez Resident Sentenced for Child Molestation

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February 27, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Martinez Resident Sentenced for Child Molestation

Martinez, Calif. – On Tuesday February 26, 2019, 21-year-old Martinez resident Aaron Mikkelsen pleaded ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

News Release: Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Human Trafficking Victims Across Bay Area

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February 22, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Human Trafficking Victims Across Bay Area 

Martinez, Calif. – On February 19, Hilario Martinez Jr. pleaded guilty ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

News Release: Vivint, Inc. Pays $1,400,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Case

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February 21, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Vivint, Inc. Pays $1,400,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Case

            Martinez, Cali...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

News Release: Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Multiple Assaults & Attempted Rape

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February 15, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Pittsburg Man Sentenced to 21 Years in State Prison for Multiple Assaults & Attempted Rape

Martinez, Calif. – On February 14, Judge Theresa...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Trying to Meet Minor for Sex

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February 11, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Man Found Guilty of Trying to Meet Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On February 8, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

News Release: Antioch Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Two Antioch Police Officers

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February 8, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Antioch Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Two Antioch Police Officers

Martinez, Calif. – On February 6, a Contra Costa County jur...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

News Release: Concord Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

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February 1, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Concord Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

Martinez, Calif. – On January 30, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Guido Ginochio of Conc...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

News Release: DA Becton Announces Second Community Academy Class for Spring 2019

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January 17, 2019

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Becton Announces Second Community Academy Class for Spring 2019

Martinez, Calif. – District Attorney Diana Becton announces today t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

News Release: EMS Chief Charged with Embezzlement and Possession of Controlled Substances

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January 10, 2019

Contact: Jason Peck, 925-957-8712

Martinez, Calif. – Due to the investigation by the Martinez Police Department, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 50-year-old Martinez resident Richard ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

News Release: Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography

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January 7, 2019

Contact: Bobbi Mauler, 925-957-2214

Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Offic...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals

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December 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals 

Martinez, Calif. – Today, the Contra ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

News Release: Restaurant Owner Guilty for Failing to Provide Workers' Compensation Insurance

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December 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Concord Restaurant Owner Found Guilty for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance 

Martinez, Calif. – On December...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

News Release: Contra Costa Launches Human Trafficking Task Force with $1.2 Million Federal Grant

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Contacts:

Alan Wang, 925-608-4901, Employment & Human Services Department

awang@ehsd.cccounty.us

Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, District Attorney’s Office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Contra Costa County Launches Human Traffic...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

News Release: Oakley Man in Texas Extradited Back to Contra Costa; Facing Additional Charges

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December 12, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Oakley Man in Texas Extradited Back to Contra Costa County; Additional Felony Charges Filed for Child Pornography

Martinez, Calif. –T...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

News Release: Chevron to Pay $100,000 for Failing to Comply with Gift Card Redemption Laws

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December 7, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Chevron to Pay $100,000 in Civil Penalties for Failing to Comply with State’s Gift Card Redemption Laws 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa Coun...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

News Release: Serial Arsonist Convicted by Contra Costa County Jury

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December 6, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Serial Arsonist Convicted by Contra Costa County Jury

Martinez, Calif. – On December 4, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Jame...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

News Release: Pharmacist Charged with Robbing Local Pharmacy in Danville

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November 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Pharmacist Charged with Robbing Local Pharmacy in Danville 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charg...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

News Release: Man Charged with Making Criminal Threats, Stalking and Threatening a School Official

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November 28, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Oakley Man Charged with Making Criminal Threats, Stalking and Threatening a School Official 

Martinez, Calif. – On ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Dog Attack in Contra Loma Regional Park

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November 1, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Dog Attack in Contra Loma Regional Park

Martinez, Calif. – On October 31, a Contra Costa County jury foun...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

News Release: DA Becton Announces New Reporting Policy for Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incidents

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October 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Becton Announces New Reporting Policy for Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incidents

Martinez, Calif. – Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becto...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

News Release: Man Charged with Child Molestation & Selling Child Pornography

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October 26, 2018

Contact:

Scott Alonso

925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Martinez Resident Charged with Child Molestation and Production, Distribution and Selling Child Pornography 

Martinez, Calif. – ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

News Release: District Attorney’s Office Hosts Family Violence Community Forum & Resource Fair

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October 18, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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District Attorney’s Office Hosts Family Violence Community Forum & Resource Fair in Antioch

Martinez, Calif. – On October 25, the Co...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter

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October 3, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Man Found Guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter

2017 Crash Occurred on Highway 4 in Pittsburg

Martinez, Calif. – On October 2, a Contra Costa ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

News Release: Former Teacher Plead Guilty to Child Molestation

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September 27, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Former Walnut Creek Middle School Teacher Plead Guilty to Child Molestation and Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison

Martinez, Calif. –&...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Media Advisory: Press Conference, NorCal Rapist

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September 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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MEDIA ADVISORY-- PRESS CONFERENCE

WHAT: Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton will join Sacramento County District Attor...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release: Defendant Found Guilty for 1983 Cold Case Murder

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September 20, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Defendant Found Guilty for 1983 Cold Case Murder 

Martinez, Calif. – On September 20, a Contra Costa County jury f...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Press Release: Whole Foods to Pay $1.6 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement

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September 20, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Whole Foods to Pay $1.6 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement

Martinez, Calif. – Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Contra Costa Justice Partners & Richmond Selected for Georgetown Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

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September 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Contra Costa County Justice Partners & City of Richmond Selected for Georgetown Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Consumer Scam Alert: Fraudulent Callers Offering Costco Travel Credit & Travel Benefits

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September 10, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Consumer Scam Alert: Fraudulent Callers Offering Costco Travel Credit & Travel Benefits

Martinez, Calif. – Today, the C...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

News Release: Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping & Attempted Rape; Cold Case DNA Match Helps Solve Case

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August 27, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

San Pablo Resident Found Guilty of Kidnapping & Attempted Rape; Cold Case DNA Match Helps Solve Case

Martinez, Calif. – Daniel Betancourt Jr. of San Pablo, California was ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Press Release: Joseph DeAngelo Charged with 4 Felonies from Alleged Attacks in Contra Costa County

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August 21, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Joseph DeAngelo Charged with 4 Felonies from Alleged Attacks in Contra Costa County

All GSK Cases to be Prosecuted in Sacramento County 

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Press Release: Man Charged with Enticement of a Minor, Arranging to Meet a Minor For Sex

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8/6/2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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El Cerrito Resident Charged with Enticement of a Minor, Arranging to Meet a Minor For Sex and Attempted Lewd Acts with a Child

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Press Release: DA Becton Announces Community Academy to Start in September

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August 2, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA Becton Announces Community Academy to Start in September 

Martinez, Calif. – District Attorney Diana Becton announ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Press Release: Cooks Collision, Inc. Settles Environmental Protection Lawsuit

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July 30, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Cooks Collision, Inc. Settles Environmental Protection Lawsuit Brought by California District Attorney’s Related to Hazardous Auto Body ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Press Release: Restaurants Cited for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance

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July 24, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Contra Costa County Restaurants Cited for Failing to Provide Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Martinez, Calif. – A joint enforcem...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Press Release: Defendant Found Guilty for Torturing and Violently Sexually Assaulting Victim

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June 29, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Defendant Found Guilty for Torturing and Violently Sexually Assaulting Victim

Martinez, Calif. – On June 28, a Contra Costa County jury found defen...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Press Release: Jury Convicts Defendant for Felony Stalking of Family Members

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June 22, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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Jury Convicts Defendant for Felony Stalking of Family Members

Martinez, Calif. – On June 20, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant T...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Press Release: DA’s Office Partners with ASK and Brady Center for Gun Safety Campaign

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June 19, 2018

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

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DA’s Office Partners with ASK and Brady Center for Gun Safety Campaign 

Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Dis...

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