News Releases & Advisories

April 29, 2013: Retired CHP Officer Charged in Child Porn Case

A retired California Highway Patrol officer accused of creating a phony user profile on a social networking site to allegedly bait youth has been charged with half a dozen felony counts, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

April 26, 2013: Professor Ordered To Stand Trial In UCLA Lab Fire Case

A UCLA chemistry professor was ordered to stand trial today on felony charges related to a 2008 laboratory fire at UCLA that claimed the life of a 23-year-old staff research assistant, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

April 26, 2013: Former Sheriff’s Employee Pleads Guilty in Two Cases

A 25-year-old former Sheriff’s Department employee charged with trying to smuggle cocaine into a jail to sell to inmates pleaded guilty today to accepting a $700 bribe and other charges filed in separate cases, the District Attorney’s office announced.

April 26, 2013: Charter School Teacher Charged in Child Sex Abuse Case

Teacher Juan Ramon Cardoza (dob 10/19/57) of Downey is accused of sexually abusing three female students at New Designs Charter School in Los Angeles, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

April 23, 2013: New Charges Added In Los Angeles County Assessor Case

District Attorney Jackie Lacey today announced that the embezzlement and bribery case against County Assessor John Noguez, his chief appraiser and Arizona tax consultant Ramin Salari was amended to add 41 new counts alleging an additional loss of $9.8 million in taxpayer money.

April 22, 2013: D.A. Lacey Names Chief of Media Relations Division

District Attorney Jackie Lacey today announced that Shiara Dávila-Morales will rejoin the office as Chief of the Media Relations Division.

April 17, 2013: Man Pleads To Fatal Beating, Sentenced to 11 Years State Prison

A man who fled to Guatemala for years after fatally beating another man to death with a pipe pleaded no contest today to voluntary manslaughter, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

April 16, 2013: Transient Charged With Capital Murder in Long Beach Arson Attack

A 38-year-old transient was charged today with capital murder in Friday’s arson attack on a man outside a Long Beach convenience store, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

April 12, 2013: Four Honored With Courageous Citizen Awards

District Attorney Jackie Lacey will honor today a home-care provider who thwarted the attempted kidnapping of her 95-year-old client who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

April 12, 2013: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Assaulting Inmate

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was charged with assaulting a 19-year-old inmate in the back seat of a patrol car, the District Attorney’s Office announced today.