On The Record


The Monthly Newsletter from

San Diego County District Attorney

Bonnie Dumanis

 

December 2010

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DDA to be Sworn-In as New Bar President


Dan Link
Deputy DA Dan Link 

A San Diego County Deputy District Attorney has been elected to serve as the San Diego County Bar Association President for 2011. Deputy District Attorney Dan Link was sworn into office on December 3.

Dan is only the second Deputy DA in the history of the Bar Association to serve as its president.

"My goal as President is to strengthen our connections: our connection to one another as attorneys, our connection to the bench, our connection with our clients, and our connection to the greater San Diego community," said Link.

Link is currently a prosecutor in the D.A's Family Protection Division and has been with the office for more than 10 years. He has been praised by his peers for his skills as a trial attorney, his ability to connect to crime victims, and for having an unparalleled passion for serving the citizens of San Diego.

Deputy DA Patrick Ojeil was also elected to the Bar's Board of Directors and Deputy DA Marcie McLaughlin continues to serve as the Board's Secretary.

 
Jury Convicts Man in
Double Murder Case

GavelA defendant accused in the 2002 shooting deaths of a man and a teenage boy in the Mid-City area of San Diego was convicted this month of two counts of first-degree murder.

Warren Anthony Rabb, 25, was also found guilty of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a then-17-year-old pregnant girl. Rabb and a co-defendant, Darnell James Butler, 24, were arrested in 2008.

Butler is scheduled to be tried next month in connection with the shootings.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Janurary 21, during which Rabb would likely be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy District Attorney Christine Israel successfully prosecuted the case.
Parole Board Denies Early Release of Triple Murderer

A man convicted in 1982 of a brutal triple murder has been denied parole by California's Board of Parole Hearings. Warren Bozzo, 48, is serving a 44-year-to-life sentence for the murders of Mark Campanale, his mother Dolores Campanale, and their family friend Helen Parks.

Deputy District Attorney Richard Sachs represented the People of the State of California and argued that Bozzo remains a dangerous risk to society. "I'm proud of our office's work to keep this inmate behind bars where he belongs," said D.A. Dumanis.

Prison BarsIn June of 1982, Bozzo was high on cocaine when he became enraged and shot Mark Campanale - leaving his body under his bed. Dolores Campanale was also fatally shot and was left near a dining room table. The body of her friend, Helen, was discovered near a downstairs laundry room - she suffered three fatal gunshot wounds.

This month marked the first appearance for Bozzo in front of the Board of Parole.  At the hearing, he was denied parole for 15 years, the longest allowed by law.

Various members of the Campanale and Parks family were also in attendance and provided victim impact statements regarding the effects of Bozzo's crime.

"We handle hundreds of parole hearings each year and we do our best to make sure dangerous criminals are not released and crime victims are given a voice," D.A. Dumanis said. Bozzo is currently incarcerated at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa.

Food Packing Company Ordered to Pay $450K Settlement

As a result of hard work from the DA's Consumer Protection Unit, Clougherty Packing has agreed to pay more than $450,000 in civil penalties for short-weighing bacon products packaged under the name Farmer John.

farmer john logoStemming from a civil complaint filed under California's Unfair Competition Law, it was alleged that the company sold bacon and other products with packaging problems resulting in less net weight than stated on packaging labels.

"The District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit works closely with weights-and-measures officials to make sure the shopper gets what they pay for," said District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, "In this case, the company was short-changing consumers across Southern California."

The Economic Crimes division of the San Diego District Attorney's Office opened the case after conducting four warehouse inspections of Farmer John chitterling products and 32 in-store inspections of Farmer John bacon products which turned out to be less than satisfactory.

The stipulated final judgment provides for a permanent injunction prohibiting the company from short-weight practices. In addition, the company was ordered to pay $451,564 in monetary relief.

Happy Holidays!

 

The District Attorney's Office wishes you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and happy new year!

 
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DA CRIMINAL
CASE FILES
  
KELLEY EDWARD EDLEY, 41, was sentenced to five years in state prison for sexually assaulting three women, including one of his nursing college students.

 

PETER LAWRENCE, 71, was sentenced to 21 years in state prison after robbing a San Diego bank.

 

ASSAD "SAM" SULEIMAN, 41, was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to provide load modification services he promised through his business.

 

CARMEN ANA TORRES, 65, pleaded guilty to slashing her husband in the face and nearly cutting off one of his fingers as he slept.  She will be sentenced in January.


 

 




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