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DA Investigators Join Shop With a Cop

This past Saturday, 10 investigators from the District Attorney’s Bureau on Investigations participated in the annual Shop With A Cop program. At 6:45 am the investigators paired up with the children, who are selected by their schools, as they arrived at SeaWorld. The children were treated to a special breakfast which included hot cocoa with […]

Office Manager Convicted of 51 Felony Counts in Massive Patient Referral Scam

Office Manager Convicted in Massive Patient Referral Scam

A jury has convicted Gonzalo Paredes, 62, of 51 felony counts of paying illegal kickbacks to a doctor for patient referrals and fraudulently billing workers’ compensation insurance companies in the California workers’ compensation system. The jury reached their verdict on Thursday, November 29, after a nine-day trial. [TWEET THIS] This prosecution resulted from Operation Backlash, […]

Deputy DA Honored with Legal Trailblazer Award

Deputy District Attorney Sherry Thompson-Taylor was honored on Saturday at the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation’s 42nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Dinner with a Legal Trailblazer Award for demonstrating a significant commitment to serving the legal profession via excellence in practice, legal education, and mentoring and community service. [TWEET THIS] “Deputy DA Sherry Thompson-Taylor […]

DA Investigator Recognized for Cold Case Homicide Work

DA Investigator Recognized for Cold Case Homicide Work

District Attorney Investigator Anthony Johnson was recognized with the Blue Night Award by the San Diego County Crime Commission for his outstanding work on a cold case homicide. Every year, the San Diego County Crime Commission recognizes law enforcement officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve the community. The […]

Warning About Cocaine Mixed With Fentanyl

Warning About Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan joined the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Health and Human Services (HHSA) and San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office today to warn the public about a spate of deaths in beach communities connected to cocaine laced with the highly-potent and often deadly […]

DA Reminds School Employees of Legal Duty to Report Suspected Child Abuse

DA Reminds School Employees of Legal Duty to Report Suspected Child Abuse

COMMENTARY By San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan: The latest sex abuse scandal involving Catholic priests and the church’s failure to act is devastating. Hundreds of victims were robbed of their childhoods by individuals in positions of trust and power—covered up by leaders and higher-ups who had a duty to act. As a Catholic, […]