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  • February 20, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that on February 19, 2015, defendant Robyn Cabrera, 37-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to felony embezzlement. Cabrera paid restitution of $8,205.90 in full, and will serve a 60-day jail sentence. She will then be placed on probation for a period of three years as part of a negotiated sentence.
  • February 20, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that earlier today defendant Rafael Prieto-Gonzalez, 23-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, robbery, auto theft, and leaving the scene after causing a collision that killed his passenger, Able Acosta.
  • February 10, 2015
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Teresa Goode, 32-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled guilty to seven felonies and admitted an out-on-bail enhancement on February 9, 2015 before the Honorable Jamie Thistlethwaite. Goode was initially charged in three separate cases with multiple counts of identity theft, possession of stolen checks, credit cards and other personal identifying information, burglary, and forgery. Goode’s criminal activity spanned from May to November of 2014.
  • February 10, 2015
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Target Corporation entered into a Stipulated Judgment and will pay $3,941,118 to settle a civil law enforcement complaint that alleged that Target engaged in false advertising and unfair competition and violated a 2008 injunction. The action was filed in Marin County Superior Court by Ravitch’s Environmental and Consumer Law Division along with the District Attorneys of Marin, Contra Costa, Fresno, Santa Cruz, and the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.
  • February 9, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Emmanuel Sanchez-Martinez,  27-years-old, of Rohnert Park was sentenced this morning to a term of four years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after pleading guilty in December of last year to one count of Penal Code section 192(c)(1), gross vehicular homicide.
  • February 4, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant, Eilleen Madayag, 43 of Vallejo, California was sentenced this morning by the Honorable Shelly Averill to a stipulated 28-month sentence, which includes a 14-month prison term, 14 months on mandatory supervision, and repayment of all money stolen.
  • February 2, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office’s Environmental Consumer Law Division has resolved a civil environmental enforcement action alleging unlawful vineyard development against defendant Paul Hobbs and Paul Hobbs Winery, LP.  The civil complaint contained allegations of unlawful vineyard development at three separate projects.  The enforcement case was filed after an investigation and reports of violations at each of the three projects from 2011 to 2013.   The civil complaint filed on May 28, 2014 sought civil penalties and injunctive relief in the name of the People of the State of California.  The settlement and order were signed on January 30, 2015.
  • January 30, 2015
    As the tax season approaches, telephone scams from con artists are increasing. The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office warns you to be smart and stay safe from these thieves.
  • January 30, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that David Angelo Montano, 27 years old, a Norteno gang participant with ties to Sacramento and Santa Rosa, pled guilty to attempted murder and use of a firearm. He will receive a sentence of 19 years in state prison.
  • January 22, 2015
    Christopher Matheson, 37-years-old of Penngrove, California, was sentenced today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to an eight-year prison sentence.  On December 9, 2014 Matheson pled guilty to 7 felonies and admitted a prior prison conviction on December 9, 2014, and stipulated to an eight-year prison term. Matheson was charged with multiple counts of fraud, possession of stolen identities, forgery of a state seal, and counterfeiting access cards.
  • January 16, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that today defendant Andrew Michael Tungseth, 35-years-old of Santa Rosa, pled no contest to murder charges, and was found guilty by the Honorable Robert LaForge. Sentencing is set for March 18, 2015 at which time it is expected Tungseth will be sentenced to fifteen years-to-life in prison.
  • January 16, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Nicholas Sterba, 19-years-old of Rohnert Park, pled no contest to the charge of attempted kidnapping today in front of the Honorable Rene Chouteau.
  • January 16, 2015
    Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Teresa Goode, 32, from Santa Rosa, and Nikki Sproul, 28, from Rohnert Park, were arrested and charged with 20 criminal counts relating to identity theft.
  • January 15, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today defendant Jesus Sanchez Chaves, 43-yrs-old, was sentenced to more than 55 years-to-life in state prison for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old step-daughter.
  • January 8, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that this month is recognized as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In January 2010 President Obama instituted an annual month of awareness events on human trafficking, and Sonoma County has done so as well.
  • January 6, 2015
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Trius Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. of Stockton has resolved a civil environmental enforcement case that occurred on 10/29/13 at Spring Creek Medical Plaza, located at 1144 Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa.
  • December 30, 2014
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that defendant Gerardo Vasquez-Cruz, 18, of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Rene Chouteau to a prison term of eight years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • December 29, 2014

    The District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of 4 Law Enforcement Employee Involved Incidents:

    • June 8, 2013 - Urbano Morale
    • October 16, 2013 - Christopher Eric Augustin
    • November 18, 2013 - Wayne Allen Courtright, Jr.
    • February 14, 2014 - Everardo Romo
  • December 22, 2014
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that defendant, RAMIRO RAMIREZ, 34, of Santa Rosa, California was sentenced today to 90 days in county jail and 100 community service hours for the inhumane treatment to his elderly black lab “Shadow”.
  • December 22, 2014
    District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced that on Friday, December 19 th defendant Trevor Tomei, 47-years-old of Petaluma ,  was sentenced for felony stalking in front of the Honorable Rene Chouteau.
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