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.
Water flowing down street on Stockdale Highway
Water was seen flowing down the street on Stockdale Highway just west of In-N-Out Burger down to New Stine Road.
Five people arrested after downtown beating
A bouncer at a local bar is under arrest, along with four other men, and all are being accused of beating a man in a downtown Bakersfield alley.
Missing 19-year-old's body found in Kern River
The search for 19-year-old Alfonso Bajo Tellez in the Kern River came to an end today.
Crime drops in Bakersfield compared to last year
Statistics show overall crime dropped nearly 10% over the past six months compared to last year, the City of Bakersfield said in a report Monday.