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

Governor Signs DA-Supported Bill Clearing Convictions

An estimated eight million Californians have criminal convictions on their records that hamper their ability to find stable housing, obtain permanent employment or continue their education. Assembly Bill 1076, introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and supported by San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan, addresses these issues head-on by proactively clearing the past criminal […]

Community of Hope Comes Together for Domestic Violence Victims

Community of Hope Comes Together for Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time for reflection on all that has been accomplished to prevent violence and abuse in our communities, and all that must still be done. Today, the District Attorney’s Office joined the San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC), county officials and other social service agencies together as a “Community of […]

Gavel. Medical Office Manager in Massive Insurance Fraud Sentenced

Pep Boys to Pay $3.7 Million for Violating Environmental Protection Laws

For more than three years, Pep Boys automotive stores in San Diego and across the state were routinely and illegally throwing automotive fluids, batteries, aerosol cans, electronic devices and other regulated hazardous waste in dumpsters destined for municipal landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste, an undercover investigation found. During the same period – from […]

DA Releases Update on Rape Kit Testing

DA Releases Update on Rape Kit Testing

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced today that 1,692 untested sexual assault evidence kits from 12 police agencies across the county have been sent to an independent lab for testing over the past 17 months. Lab results have come back from 1,344 of the kits which are now in the process of being […]

How to Report Embezzlement Crimes

How to Report Embezzlement Crimes

Over the past year, the DA’s Office has filed more than 100 felony cases involving employee theft or embezzlement in San Diego County.  Unfortunately, employee theft occurs more often than one would like to believe and many times the theft is committed by the person charged with keeping the financial records for the company or […]

DA Cold Case Unit Honored. (Pictured: DA Summer Stephan, DDA Valerie Summers, CDAIA President Brent Westwood)

DA Cold Case Unit Honored

On January 9, 2011, Darryl Hunter and his adult son Keith Butler were shot and killed after an altercation with a man at the corner of 30th and C Streets in the city of San Diego. Hunter was shot four times and Butler was shot in the back while fleeing the scene. The San Diego […]