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.
Early bird shoppers skip turkey for the sales
Early Black Friday deals are here and shoppers have waited weeks for Thanksgiving Day, as retail stores roll out those specials.
Shoppers prepare for early Black Friday deals
Hundreds of shoppers gathered outside of Best Buy in Bakersfield, waiting for all those early Black Friday deals.
Love For Thanksgiving feeds over 64,000 people
Love for Thanksgiving is the largest single feeding event in Kern County, and many would say it is one of the largest in the country.
Mission expected to feed nearly 500 people today
Volunteers with the Mission at Kern County are prepping to feed nearly 500 people this Thanksgiving.