Oxnard Murder Suspects Arrested
Oxnard Murder Suspects Arrested
Two men suspected of participating in an Oxnard murder last December face charges following their arrest. An FBI team served a federal search warrant and took one suspect into custody in Farmington, NM. Oxnard police arrested the other suspect locally.

The Oxnard man faces charges of being an accessory after the fact, and received a $110,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 31. Ventura County authorities seek to extradite the New Mexico suspect to murder face charges. At the time of the murder, the suspect lived in Oxnard, but relocated to New Mexico immediately afterward.

Police discovered the victim, Giovanni Vega, in the 200 block of Vineyard Avenue last December. Nearby residents reported hearing gunshots, so the police department dispatched an officer to investigate. The officer did not notice anything unusual. About six hours later, a caller asked police to perform a welfare check on an individual in the same area. At that time, they determined the victim died from a gunshot wound.

Oxnard Murder Attorney


Although California hasn’t executed a prisoner in more than a decade, the death penalty is still a very real threat. If you’re accused of committing a homicide, or participating in one, you face some very specific legal challenges. Therefore, you need the help of a very experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend.

Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of courtroom defense experience, and takes homicide cases in Ventura County. You risk losing your freedom permanently, so an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney can help you build a solid defense. Don’t bet your freedom on an inexperienced attorney.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County murder case.
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Antitrust indictment without borders
Antitrust indictment without borders
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice is five-for-five in its efforts to prosecute foreign nationals for antitrust actions committed in the United States. In the most recent case, the DOJ successfully arrested and extradited an Israeli citizen in Bulgaria.

The DOJ charged the executive with defrauding the Foreign Military Financing program. He allegedly falsified bid documents to disguise evidence of bid rigging. The program provides funds to foreign governments to allow them to purchase military goods and services.

Interpol agents arrested the executive under a Red Notice, which is like an international arrest warrant. Following his return to Connecticut in October 2016, a federal judge detained the man for trial.

Last month, the defendant pled guilty to felony four counts. They include including mail fraud, wire fraud and major fraud against the US government. In addition to falsifying bid documents, the executive also falsely certified statements regarding the payment of commissions and the use of non-US content and services in the contract. The next hearing in the case will take place in June 2017.

Federal antitrust attorney


Although federal white collar prosecutions are down overall, the government never rests when it comes to prosecuting financial fraud against the government. Because federal contracting almost invariably features high-dollar contracts, prosecutors take special interest it prosecuting contract fraud. That’s why you need an experienced federal antitrust attorney like Robert Helfend if you’re facing antitrust charges.

Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in federal criminal defense, and will work tirelessly to create an effective defense strategy. Although most federal prosecutions don’t involve international extradition, these cases demonstrate the influence that the US government can exercise.

Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County antitrust case.

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Ventura murder suspect arrested in TX
Ventura murder suspect arrested in TX
A man suspected in a double shooting in Ventura on December 4, in which one person died, was arrested for murder in Amarillo, TX on December 15. According to news reports, Ventura police developed information that Sadiki Shakur, of Ventura, had fled the area following a shooting.

Police allege that Shakur shot Spencer Turner, 27, of Ventura and another man as they left the Golden China Restaurant. Turner died at the scene and the other man was taken to the hospital. No motive for the shootings is known.

Amarillo police spotted Shakur’s rental vehicle parked at an Amarillo pizza restaurant. They surveilled the car until Shakur and another man left the restaurant. They conducted a traffic stop and arrested Shakur, the driver, and Ryan Pierret, a passenger, who is not connected to the shootings. Pierret was arrested for drug possession for having a small amount of marijuana on his person. Shakur is being held without bond in Amarillo, and faces an extradition hearing to California.

Ventura Murder Attorney

Murder is the most serious crime one can face in the State of California. Conviction on a homicide charge can result in the death penalty, life in prison with or without parole, or a long prison term. If you’ve been accused of murder in Ventura, it’s essential that you hire an experienced Ventura murder attorney like Robert Helfend.

Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Ventura and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years. He has the experience to provide a rigorous, aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. Don’t put your life on the line or take risks with an inexperienced criminal defense attorney.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County murder case.
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Three charged with Simi Valley murder
Three charged with Simi Valley murder
Three people were arrested and charged with a Simi Valley murder that occurred in 2009. Two of the suspects, husband and wife Ronald and Idee Scholz, were arrested in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and extradited to California. The third suspect, Simi Valley resident Glenn Sires, was also arrested.

According to police, victim Janice Richardson at one time lived with Idee Scholz. Scholz had stolen Richardson’s identity while the two lived together. Initially, police believed that Richardson, a known drug user, had died from a drug overdose. Later, friends of Idee Scholz shared details of Richardson’s death that convinced police to reexamine the case. Upon reexamination, policed determined that Richardson’s residence had been staged to make it appear as though she had accidentally overdosed.

Idee and Ronald Scholz left the area and moved to Idaho, where they remained until the time of their arrest. Investigators do not know why the trio killed Richardson

Simi Valley murder attorney


Murder is the most serious accusation California prosecutors can level against a person. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could face the death penalty, life in prison with or without parole, or a significant prison term. The severity of a murder sentence means that you must have the best possible representation throughout the judicial process against you. You need an experienced Simi Valley murder attorney like Robert Helfend.

Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Ventura County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years, and you will not find a more dedicated, more experienced murder attorney. Don’t gamble with your future.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura murder case.

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Santa Paula Murder Suspect Returned from Mexico
Santa Paula Murder Suspect Returned from Mexico
A former Santa Paula resident was extradited from Mexico to face charges in a 1993 Ventura murder . Prosecutors allege that Mexican national Everardo Meza Alamillo killed Adriana Castanon Meza and Armando Cauich, his former wife and her boyfriend in October 1993. He was indicted by a grand jury in August 1994, but fled to Mexico to avoid arrest.

Work with an experienced murder attorney


Murder is the most serious criminal charge you can face in California. Your life is literally on the line. A homicide conviction in California can result in the death penalty, or in lifetime incarceration with or without parole. You need an experienced murder attorney who will defend you aggressively in court.

A homicide defense is exceptionally difficult and requires the assistance of an attorney who will do what it takes to help you avoid conviction. No one wants to see a person “get away with murder” but it is a shocking crime and people are often anxious for a quick resolution.

This desire to make an arrest in a homicide case often leads to investigative mistakes, and it can entice the police and prosecutors to overlook conflicting testimony of witnesses, evidence that favors the defendant and the forensic facts of the case. Sometimes, prosecutors are in such a hurry to get a conviction – any conviction – that the cannot or will not admit that a person has been incorrectly accused.

You need a murder attorney who understands the peril you are in. You need an attorney who will examine the evidence and fight aggressively when the evidence doesn’t support the prosecutor’s accusations. Sometimes, the only way to avoid a homicide conviction is through the unswerving actions of a dedicated criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend.

Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. When your life is on the line, nothing is more valuable than the experience of your murder attorney.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Santa Paula homicide case.

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