Ron Freitas
District Attorney
RON FREITAS District Attorney, San Joaquin County
Protecting Our Community Since 1850 222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 101, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201
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News from the Office of District Attorney Ronald J. Freitas
For Immediate Release
January 4, 2024
CONTACT: Erin Haight, Public Information Officer
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District Attorney Ron Freitas Announces Shakir Khan Pleads No Contest on All Charges, Including Election Fraud.

District Attorney Ron Freitas is pleased to announce that Shakir Khan, who faced 77 criminal counts, including election fraud and money laundering, pleaded no contest to all charges today. The dedicated efforts of law enforcement and the judicial system have resulted in a decisive outcome for justice. District Attorney Ron Freitas emphasized the gravity of this case, stating, "Let today's guilty plea send a message loud and clear, especially as we enter 2024, ANY attempt to alter or undermine our electoral process and our democratic institutions in San Joaquin County will be dealt with immediately and with the fullest extent of the law."


Special recognition is extended to Sheriff Patrick Withrow and his exceptional team, whose unwavering commitment played a pivotal role in bringing this complex case to a successful resolution. Their diligence and professionalism underscore the importance of collaboration in upholding the law.


Thank you to Judge Mallet and the entire prosecution team, Supervising District Attorney Todd Turner, Chief Deputy District Attorney Special Operations Division, Donald Vaughn, and Crime Analyst Macie McKinstry for their focused effort that culminated in a favorable outcome, highlighting the commitment to justice in bringing the Shakir Khan case to a close.


This success reinforces the commitment of the San Joaquin County legal system to preserving the integrity of our democratic processes. As we move forward, the collaborative efforts of law enforcement and the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office will continue to protect our community and uphold the principles of justice.


The next court date will be sentence setting on January 16, 2024, at 10 AM in 6D.