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DA's Office charges 14 people in workers' compensation fraud scheme totaling $22 million in loss

DA's Office charges 14 people in workers' compensation fraud scheme totaling $22 million in loss


Jury decides life in prison for Corona man, a former MLB prospect, found guilty of three 2015 murders

Jury decides life in prison for Corona man, a former MLB prospect, found guilty of three 2015 murders

Brandon Willie Martin was convicted of the murders of his father, his uncle, and an alarm installer at the family's Corona home


Corona man, a former MLB prospect, found guilty of three 2015 murders

Corona man, a former MLB prospect, found guilty of three 2015 murders

A Riverside County jury has convicted Brandon Martin of three 2015 murders in Corona. The former Major League Baseball prospect faces the death penalty.


DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

Drivers arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs will continue facing highly specialized prosecutors funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The $402,976 grant to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office continues to fund a vertical prosecution team that will handle driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) cases from arrest all the way through sentencing. The new grant covers two deputy district attorneys for fiscal year 2020/2021.


Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Man had been out of custody for an attempted second-degree murder conviction for less than a week when fire started

A fugitive wanted for setting an arson fire at a Menifee home in June that killed two animals has been located and arrested in Arizona.

Sean Joshua Halas, DOB: 8-23-68, of Menifee, was arrested on Sept. 8, 2020, by Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force Team 6, which includes District Attorney investigators, at a motel in Bullhead City, Arizona. Halas is currently in custody in Arizona awaiting extradition back to California.

Halas was on probation for an attempted second-degree murder conviction and had been out of custody for less than a week at the time of the arson.


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