On The Record

The Monthly Newsletter from

San Diego County District Attorney

Bonnie Dumanis


January 2012

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DA Partners with UAAMAC for Successful Gun Exchange


Gun Exchange
DA Dumanis at Gun Exchange Event 

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis along with county law enforcement and members of the United African American Ministerial Action Council collected more than 300 guns at the annual guns-for-gift cards exchange event.


Participants received $100 for hand guns and $200 for assault rifles, no questions asked.


"This successful program has been getting guns off the streets for years," DA Dumanis said. "In many cases, these are weapons people don't want any more that could end up being stolen and then used to commit crimes."


The District Attorney's Office provided asset forfeiture funding for the program, which attracted people from as far away as Carlsbad and Orange County.

Jury Convicts South Bay Sex Offender; Faces 150 Years


Leonard ScrogginsLeonard Scroggins, 34, is facing 150 years in prison after a jury convicted him last month of felony charges including forcible lewd act on a child and attempted kidnapping.

Scroggins, who has a history of attacks in South County, has two previous felony convictions. That means he falls under the state's Three Strikes law, which significantly increases the potential punishments for repeat offenders.

He was arrested following a manhunt after he had stolen a woman's purse as she walked down a street and attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old National City girl at knife point.
DA Settles Civil Suits with SD Hospitals for Illegal Dumping




Two hospitals were ordered to pay civil penalties and costs for illegally dumping waste including needles and body tissues at the Miramar Landfill.


County Department of Environmental Health officials found multiple state violations  during various inspections of Scripps Health and Sharp Memorial Hospital facilities at the landfill.


Violations include failing to separate medical waste properly, unlawful transportation of medical and hazardous waste and various violations of other storage and transfer and permitting requirements.   


"The District Attorney's Office and our city and county health agencies are fully committed to vigorous enforcement of California's environmental laws, especially those requiring proper handling and disposal of medical waste," DA Dumanis said. "We appreciate the substantial efforts Scripps and Sharp took to correct this problem quickly.  


Both hospitals have agreed to adhere to proper waste disposal practices and to engage in additional projects to benefit the environment. Scripps must pay $272,870 in civil penalties and costs and Sharp will pay $102,939. 

DA Partners with Donovan Prison in Bike Giveaway      


Bike Giveaway
DA Dumanis took part in R.J Donovan State Prison's annual bike giveaway at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation last month, helping give away more than 100 bikes to children from around San Diego County.


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Brett Allen Wagner, 40, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for molesting a young female relative over a seven-year period in Chula Vista and Monterey.

John Edward Maxcy, 33, was sentenced to 15 years-to-life in state prison for taking part in the 2008 beating death of an intoxicated teenager on the Pala Indian Reservation. A security surveillance camera caught the 90-second beating on tape. 


Curtis Lorenzo Moore, 36, was sentenced to life in prison for carjacking and kidnapping a chauffeur from a Carlsbad mall in 2008. He then used the victim's debit card to withdraw money from a nearby ATM. Moore was serving time for an armed robbery, which occurred after the kidnap/carjacking, when he was arrested in May 2010.



The Employees of the San Diego District Attorney, in partnership with the Community we serve, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice and protection of the innocent, and the prevention of crime through the vigorous and professional prosecution of those who violate the law.