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District Attorney Reminds About Price Gouging

District Attorney Reminds About Price Gouging

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that the prohibition against price gouging stemming from the Thomas Fire is still in effect and was extended to December 2018. Price gouging is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Violators may also be […]

Price Gouging After Declared Emergencies Is Unlawful

Price Gouging After Declared Emergencies Is Unlawful

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten warned Ventura County residents today to beware of unscrupulous individuals who attempt to profit from the recent fires which have devastated our community by engaging in illegal price gouging or charitable solicitation fraud. California law generally prohibits businesses and individuals from raising prices for 30 days after […]

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

Preparedness versus “Price-Gouging”: Don’t Hold Out for a Hero

. By Thomas L. Knapp As the US Gulf Coast continues to reel under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much, and appropriate, use. From government first responders to Louisiana’s “Cajun Navy” to just plain old friends and neighbors, people are pitching in and helping one another through the worst […]