Recent Articles

Below are media articles from select cases Jeff Mangar has been involved with over his legal career.


The Modesto Bee

Maximum sentence for Modesto man’s role in deadly Turlock shooting 

‘It’s just not fair.’ Murder victim’s family speaks about gang member’s crime spree 

Murder trial begins in 2010 shooting north of Modesto

Jury begins deliberations in fatal 2010 shooting north of Modesto

Parole denied in 1980 murder at New Year’s Eve party in Modesto

Ceres man sentenced in Modesto ‘revenge’ killing of teenage boy

Board denies parole to prisoner formerly of Ceres

Hearing further delayed for man accused of killing Newman cop. Here’s new start date

Case suspended against man accused of killing police officer; competency questioned

Judge is concerned hearing could reveal details about man accused of killing Newman cop

Stanislaus County accessory defendants in Newman cop killing to be turned over to feds

Attorney says mental evaluation violated rights of man accused of killing Newman cop

Defense attorney asks court to reinstate murder case in Newman cop killing

Foiled kidnapping ended in Downey High School teacher’s death. Parole board believes shooter still too dangerous 35 years later

Ceres man receives life sentence in Turlock deadly shooting

Modesto beer buy turned into murder. Years later, shooter came up for parole 

Hearing won’t happen next month for man accused of killing Newman cop. Here’s why

 Modesto man stabbed friend in the chest. He’s in prison for murder but could be freed

Modesto kidnapper was up for parole. How actions in prison weighed in board’s decision 

As anniversary vigil nears, remembrances of Cpl. Ronil Singh remain strong in Newman                       

Verdict in deadly drive-by shooting at Modesto family’s Fourth of July barbeque

Suspects accused of helping alleged Newman cop killer plead not guilty

Life sentence in execution-style shooting near Modesto

Transient man goes to prison for using his cane as deadly weapon at Turlock park

Two convicted in murder of single father in Turlock 

Kicked out of his rock band for smoking too much pot, he tried to kill his bandmate 

Getaway driver in deadly Modesto robbery gets three years in prison. Here’s why 

Modesto man convicted in toddler’s death denied parole 

Jury finds defendant guilty in 2010 deadly shooting north of Modesto 

Witness in murder trial discusses street gang, alleged crimes 

Modesto crime spree included shooting man who was holding his 18-month-old grandson           

Man accused of shooting Newman cop appears in Stanislaus County courtroom 

Patterson man gets 10 years in carjacking case

Oakdale man gets 10 years in prison for burglary, drug possession 

Turlock Journal  

Parole denied for Ceres killer

Transient sent to prison for Turlock assault

Maximum sentence imposed for accessory to Turlock mans murder

Shooter in execution-style slaying could be granted parole

Killer gets 60 years to life for death of Turlock man

Guilty verdict for death of Turlock single father

Jury given case in fatal shooting of Turlock father

The Ceres Courier

Tisdale accomplish sentenced for robbery

Spree of gang-related shoot earns 20-year-old guilty verdict

Killer Coke denied parole again

Gang member from Ceres sentenced for aiding and abetting drive-by shooting

Ceres killer Mendonca denied parole

Modesto man sentenced in Ceres steak knife stabbing

Ceres Killer gets 60 years to life for Turlock death

Ceres man convicted in 2016 Turlock murder

Parole denied for convicted murder Britt, 52

Hernandez sentenced in fatal 2011 Crows Landing Road shooting

Hernandez to be sentenced for killing teen

Ceres murderer denied parole

Oakdale Leader

“Three Strikes” Oakdale Inmate sees Parole Denied at Hearing

Local Burglar Gets 10-year Sentence

Westside Connect

Defense attorney: Evaluation violated rights of officer’s accused killer

Hearing set for accused killer of Newman officer

Hearing for accused killer of Newman officer again postponed

Judge orders mental competency evaluation completed for accused killer of NPD officer

Competency process focus of courtroom debate

Accused killer of NPD officers pleads not guilty


The Modesto Bee

Fraud charges didn’t slow Modesto con artist

Disbarred Oakdale attorney sentenced from stealing from client

Fraud charges didn’t slow California con artist

Modestan faces real estate fraud charges

Newman man gets prison for real estate scam

Oakdale Leader

Disbarred Oakdale Attorney Sentenced to County Jail

Westside Connect

Newman man sentenced in fraud case



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