District Attorney Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson

In January of 2007, Vern became El Dorado County's District Attorney. He has personally prosecuted numerous, significant cases such as the murder of C.H.P Officer Scott Russell and Phil and Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. He created a highly successful Cold Homicide Task Force and developed one of the first paperless prosecutor's offices in California. For more than five years Vern served as the county's Chief Technology Officer. Vern serves on the Board of Directors for the California District Attorneys Association and is the co-chair of the Association's Ethics and Insurance Fraud Committees.

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PRESS RELEASES

DUI OFFENDER SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR FELONY DUI INCIDENTS

Posted: September 25, 2018

On September 24th, an El Dorado County judge sentenced a Diamond Springs man to state prison following a jury trial conviction that occurred on August 17th. Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Melikian sentenced Theodore J. Weisenberger, 56, of Diamond Springs, to 6 years, 8 months confinement in state prison for felony driving under the influence charges stemming from two DUI incidents that took place in 2016 and 2017.

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FORMER HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

Posted: September 24, 2018

FORMER HUMANE SOCIETY DIRECTOR CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLEMENT Nicola ("Nikki") Congero, a former Executive Director of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society pleaded guilty today to felony embezzlement for her acts in using Humane Society money for her own personal purposes.

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MAN CONVICTED FOR ATTACKING GOOD SAMARITAN AT STATELINE

Posted: September 20, 2018

On September 18, 2018, in an after-hours verdict a South Lake Tahoe jury found Scott David Fitzgerald of Elk Grove California, guilty of felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury; Penal Code §245(a)(4).

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WANTED

Wanted

NICHOLAS COLDREN BLIZZARD
$ NO BAIL

Nicholas Coldren Blizzard has an outstanding NO BAIL warrant for failure to comply with his sentence stemming from a felony domestic violence case.

Wanted

MATTHEW RYAN CLARK
$ NO BAIL

Matthew Ryan Clark has 3 outstanding NO BAIL warrants for domestic violence, narcotic possession, possession for sales and probation violations.