FRESNO, Calif. - The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday for the only person in the Crisp & Cole mortgage scheme who did not take a plea deal.
Julie Farmer, a former operations manager at Crisp & Cole will go before a federal judge in Fresno regarding her suspected involvement in the fraud.
The jury was seated and opening statements were given.
Prosecutors say members of Crisp & Cole Realty artificially inflated home prices, sold them to fake buyers and skimmed profit off the top from mortgage companies.
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