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June 30, 2017- Morse Elected to California District Attorneys Board of Directors
Merced County District Attorney Larry D. Morse II was elected Sergeant at Arms to the California District Attorneys Association Board of Directors during their recent summer conference... Read more about Morse and the California District Attorneys Board of Directors

June 5, 2017- Man Convicted of Two Separate Homicides
Dionicio Gutierrez-Salazar, 38, of Atwater, was found guilty by a Merced County jury of two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances on Friday June 2, announced District Attorney Larry D. Morse II...
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May 17, 2017- New Attorney Sworn in at Merced District Attorney's Office
Jeremy Toscano, 29, a native of Los Banos, was sworn in as a new attorney yesterday by District Attorney Larry D. Morse II at the Merced County District Attorney’s Office... Read more on Jeremy's Swearing in

May 10, 2017- "Massive" Sweep in Merced County Nets More Than 50 Sureno Gang Members

Nearly 500 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel hit the streets at dawn in Merced County on Wednesday executing search warrants and completing arrests of the more than 50 Sureno criminal street gang members targeted as part of a massive multi-agency gang interdiction effort dubbed “Operation Scrapbook"...
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April 18, 2017- Charges Filed in Connection with Merced Homicide
The Merced County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges today against 50-year-old William Li of San Francisco, in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Lijun Wang, whose body was found in a dumpster in February, announced Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II...
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April 7, 2017- Man Arrested on $600,000 Warrant Issued by Merced County
Edward Mitchell Jr., 47, was arrested on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at his residence in Eureka, as a result of a $600,000 warrant issued out of Merced County for 14 felony counts of obtaining money, labor or property by false pretenses and 14 felony counts of diversion of construction funds...
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March 27, 2017- Merced County District Attorney's Office Celebrates Victims' Rights Week
Marylene Riley, who lost both of her sons to violence in Merced County, will be the featured speaker at the Merced County District Attorney's annual Victims' Rights Week ceremony held at noon on Thursday, April 6, at the Courthouse Park...
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March 22, 2017- Anna Hazel Named First Woman Supervising Investigator
Anna Hazel has been promoted to the Supervising Investigator position with the Merced County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations...
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February 27, 2017- Repeat Scammer Gets Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison    
The Honorable Jeanne Schechter, Commissioner of the Merced Superior Court sentenced Jesse Munoz of Merced to 11 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation...
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February 10, 2017- Court Issues Final Judgment and Injunction Against the Siesta Motel
Merced County Superior Court Judge Brian McCabe issued a Permanent Injunction this week against the Siesta Motel, its owners and operators and ordered that they abate and illegal activities occurring on the premises...
Read more about the Injunction on the Siesta Motel

February 8, 2017- A Credit Scam Has Made Its Way to the Central Valley
Following the recent arrest of two women who tried to use bogus paystubs to gain “pre-approval” for financing at a car dealership, the Merced County District Attorney’s Office is advising local businesses to be extra vigilant in processing credit applications...
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February 1, 2017- Dangerous Cockroach Powder Sold at Los Banos Flea Market
An illegal cockroach powder that has been sold recently at the Merced Spring Flea Market is not safe for humans or animals and should not be used in the home, District Attorney Larry Morse II announced today...
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January 10, 2017- District Attorney Announces Victim Services Grant
The Merced County District Attorney's Office has been selected to receive $373,000 through the federal Victims of Crime Act...
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August 29, 2016- Two Merced County School Board Members Implicated in Bribery 
Arrest warrants alleging bribery by two school board members in Merced County were issued Monday in connection with a construction project in Los Banos...
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April 21, 2016- Nicole Silveira Appointed New Supervisor in District Attorney's Office
Gang prosecutor Nicole Silveria has been promoted to Supervising Deputy District Attorney...
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