Month: September 2016

DMV EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY TAKING PUBLIC FUNDS FOR PERSONAL USE THROUGH FRAUDULENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION TRANSACTIONS

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee was convicted and sentenced today for illegally taking money from vehicle registration fees for personal use through fraudulent transactions. Sunila Dang, 48, Diamond Bar, pleaded guilty today, Sept. 27, 2016, to five felony counts of misappropriation of public funds and five felony counts of altering public documents. Pursuant to the court’s offer, Dang was sentenced to six months in jail to be served in home confinement and restitution.

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR PIMPING, PANDERING, THREATENING TO KILL TWO WOMEN, AND ATTEMPTING TO MURDER ONE OF THEM

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned today for pimping, pandering, threatening to kill two women, and attempting to murder one of them at a motel in Anaheim. Deandre Henderson, 26, Tustin, is charged with one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, one felony count of first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling, two felony counts of criminal threats, one felony count of pimping, and two felony counts of pandering. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison. He is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 26, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

MAN SENTENCED TO RECEIVE DEATH PENALTY FOR DOUBLE EXECUTION-MURDER OF NEIGHBOR AND NEIGHBOR’S FRIEND FOR FINANCIAL GAIN

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was formally sentenced today to receive the death penalty for using a firearm to murder his neighbor for financial gain and murdering the victim’s friend in an effort to derail the investigation by framing the first victim. Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 32, Costa Mesa, was found guilty by a jury on Dec. 16, 2015, of with two felony counts of special circumstances murder with sentencing enhancements for committing multiple murders and murder for financial gain. The sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death was also found true. The jury recommended the death penalty on Jan. 11, 2016.

MAN CONVICTED OF SHOOTING-MURDER OF PARENTS AND ATTEMPTED MURDER OF SIBLINGS, CAUSING PARALYSIS OF 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHER

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted today of the shooting-murder of his parents and attempting to murder two of his siblings, causing the paralysis of his 8-year-old brother. Ashton Colby Sachs, 22,pleaded guilty today at his request and without a previously scheduled hearing to two felony counts of special circumstances murder for committing multiple murders, two felony counts of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, and sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a firearm causing death, personal use of a firearm causing bodily injury, and causing paralysis. The defendant faces a sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 14, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

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