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January 25, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Jury Scam

We have previously issued alerts regarding this scam but have received recent reports that consumers are receiving calls again falsely advising that they have failed to report for jury duty and that the police are coming to their location or that an arrest warrant will be issued unless the person pays a fine.  If you fail to appear for jury duty, you will not be contacted by the police. Read full story


January 25, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Illegitimate Pop-UpCOVID Testing Sites

As with any disaster,scammers try to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers.  The AttorneyGeneral’s Office has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of illegitimatepop-up COVID testing centers.  Some of these centers take your money andnever provide test results or request personal information in order to engagein fraud. Read full story


October 20, 2020 | Office of the District Attorney

Student Debt Relief

Have you received an email offering to help you reduce yourmonthly student loan debt.  Be cautious that it is not a scam. Read full story

Press Releases


August 5, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Rinehart Oil Settles Environmental Complaint Arising Out of Tanker Truck Spill

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her Environmental and Consumer Law Division (ECLD) has reached a settlement with Rinehart Oil, and driver Charles Pacheco, for environmental harm caused when one of the tankers overturned on Highway 121 in November of 2019 causing petroleum to spill into a nearby waterway.  Read full story


July 29, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Hugh Reimers and Krasilsa Pacific Farms, LLC Settle Environmental Complaint for $925,000

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that her office has reached a settlement agreement with Hugh Reimers and Krasilsa Pacific Farms, LLC to settle a legal action arising out of unpermitted work on property located in Cloverdale which caused significant environmental damage. Read full story


July 22, 2022 | Office of the District Attorney

Sentencing in Murder of Santa Rosa Man

Defendant Carlos Martinez-Carceres, 23, was sentenced by the Honorable Christopher Honigsberg to serve 15 years to life for the murder of Howard Quick, Jr., after Martinez-Carceres entered a no contest plea to second degree murder. Read full story