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Posted on: November 5, 2020

News Release: Mother Charged with the Murder of Her 2-Year-Old Boy Due to Ingestion of Fentanyl

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—November 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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Brentwood Mother Charged with the Murder of her 2-Year-Old Baby Boy Due to Ingestion of Fentanyl

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

News Release: Bed Bath & Beyond to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 27, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

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Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc., to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

 

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

News Release: Safeway Settles Consumer Protection Case for Price Gouging During COVID-19 Pandemic

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 27, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell

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Safeway Settles Consumer Protection Case for Price Gouging During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

News Release: Ross Farca Held to Answer on Hate Crime Targeting Jewish Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 22, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Ross Farca Held to Answer on Hate Crime Targeting Jewish Community & Death Threat to Concord PD Detective

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Issues Statement Regarding Public Corruption Unit Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 8, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

DA’s Office Issues Statement Regarding Public Corruption Unit Investigation

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Begins Next Phase with Vera Institute of Justice

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

 

DA’s Office Begins Next Phase with Vera Institute of Justice

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

News Release: Jury Convicts Local Youth Soccer Coach For Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

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September 29, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Jury Convicts Local Youth Soccer Coach For Trying to Meet Underage Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On September 28, 2020, afte...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

News Release: Contra Costa County DA Becton Announces Misdemeanor Filing Considerations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton Announces Misdemeanor Filing Considerations

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

News Release: Former Athenian School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor Jane Doe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 21, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Former Athenian School Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor Jane Doe

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

News Release: Three Homicide Cold Cases Filed Due To Operation by FBI Safe Streets Task Force

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 15, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Three Homicide Cold Cases Filed as a Result of Years-Long Operation by FBI Safe Streets Task Force

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

News Release: $1.43 Million Settlement Announced to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

$1.43 Million Settlement Announced to Address Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste; Kelly-Moore...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

News Release: Owner of “Skorz” Bar Charged with 2 Counts Including Violation of Health Officer Order

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Owner of “Skorz” Bar in Pittsburg Charged with Two Counts Including Violation of Health Offi...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

News Release: Two Defendants Convicted Of $2 Million Insurance and Tax Fraud Scheme

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 2, 2020 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Two Defendants Convicted Of $2 Million Insurance and Tax Fraud Scheme

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

News Release: DeAngelo Sentenced to 11 Consecutive Life Terms Without Possibility of Parole

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Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Sentenced to 11 Consecutive Life Terms Without the Possibility of Parole for 13 Murders, and an Additional Consecutive Life Term for 13 Kidnappings 

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Files First Criminal Labor Trafficking Case Involving Domestic Servitude

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 10, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

DA’s Office Files First Criminal Labor Trafficking Case Involving Domestic Servitude

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

News Release: DA Diana Becton Issues Statement on Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 4, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 DA Diana Becton Issues Statement on Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, Establishes Reimagine Youth Justice Task Force

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

News Release: Suisun City Resident and Former Coach Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 14

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 29, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Suisun City Resident and Former Basketball Coach and School District Employee Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of a Child under 14

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

News Release: Owner of Viking Pavers Pleads to 6 Felonies in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 28, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Owner of Viking Pavers Pleads to Six Felonies in Workers’ Compensation and Payroll Tax Fraud Case

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

News Release: Man Charged with Multiple Offenses Including Unlawful Possession of a Revolver

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 16, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

 

Martinez Man Charged with Multiple Offenses Including Unlawful Possession of a Revolver 

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

News Release: NorCal K9 Owner Sentenced to Two Years in State Prison for Animal Cruelty

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

NorCal K9 Owner Sentenced to Two Years in State Prison for Animal Cruelty

Martinez, Calif. – On July 10, the Honorable Patricia Scanlon sentenced th...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

News Release: Two Martinez Residents Charged with Hate Crime for Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 7, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Two Martinez Residents Charged with Hate Crime for Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

News Release: Joseph DeAngelo Jr. Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, 13 Kidnappings & Uncharged Crimes

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Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 mobile, Scott.alonso@contracostada.org 

Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Pleads Guilty to 13 Murders, 13 Kidnappings and Dozens of Additional Uncharged Crimes

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

News Release: DA Becton Issues New Policy to Ban Carotid Holds by DA’s Investigative Unit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 26, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-536-8110 mobile

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District Attorney Diana Becton Issues New Policy to Ban Carotid Holds by DA’s Investigative Unit 

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Advisory: June 29th Press Conference, People vs. Joseph James DeAngelo

ADVISORY for PRESS CONFERENCE:

A joint press conference will be held immediately after the court hearing for People vs. Joseph James DeAngelo.

WHEN:                Monday, June 29, 2020...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

News Release: Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Faces 34 Felonies for Perjury & Grand Theft

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 17, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Faces 34 Felonies for Perjury & Grand Theft Related to His Political Ca...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

District Attorney Diana Becton Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 2, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

District Attorney Diana Becton Issues Statement on Murder of George Floyd

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

News Release: Law Enforcement Leaders Call on State Bar to Create New Ethics Rule

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2020CONTACT: Scott Alonso (Contra Costa DA’s Office)

925-536-8110 mobile, 925-957-8638 office

Law Enforcement Leaders Call on State Bar to Create New Ethics Rule to End the Conflict of Interest Between Prosecutors and ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

News Release: Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On Thursday May 21, 2020, th...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

News Release: Judge Finds Credible Evidence Against Danville Karate Coach to Proceed to Trial

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 23, 2020 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office; 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Judge Finds Credible Evidence Against Danville Karate Coach to Proceed to Trial

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

News Release: DA's Office Seeks Public's Assistance for Ongoing Investigation

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Underscores Any Price Gouging is Illegal During State of Emergency

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 17, 2020

 Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office; 925-536-8110 cell

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DA’s Office Underscores Any Price Gouging is Illegal During State of Emergency

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

News Release: Newark Man Pleads Guilty for 2 Counts of Attempted Kidnapping for Rape

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JOINT RELEASE– March 12, 2020

Contacts: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

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Newark Man Pleads Guilty for 2 Counts of Attempted Kidnapping for Rape

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

News Release: Richmond High School Physical Education Teacher Sentenced to 3 Years in State Prison

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Richmond High School Physical Education Teacher Sentenced to 3 Years in State Prison

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

News Release: Owner of NorCal K9 Found Guilty for 4 Felonies of Animal Cruelty

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Owner of NorCal K9 Found Guilty for 4 Felonies of Animal Cruelty 

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

News Release: Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Stalking & Vandalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Stalking & Vandalism 

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Arrests and Charges Antioch Woman for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

DA’s Office Arrests and Charges Antioch Woman for Workers’ Compensation Fraud Following ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

News Release: Walnut Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Meet Minor Online For Sex Acts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 20, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office; 925-536-8110, cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Walnut Creek Resident Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Meet  Minor Online For Sex Acts

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

News Release: Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 30, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

News Release: Human Trafficking Day of Action in Richmond Set for January 23

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Human Trafficking Day of Action in Richmond Set for January 23

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

News Release: DA's Office & Code for America Announce 3,264 Marijuana Convictions Will Be Cleared

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January 9, 2020

CONTRA COSTA CONTACT: Scott Alonso, scott.alonso@contracostada.org, 925-536-8110

CODE FOR AMERICA CONTACT:   Scott Gerber, scott@vrge.us, 408-202-4255

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