Crisp Cole

  • David Crisp and his wife, Jennifer, walk up the steps to the U.S. District Court in Fresno where they would plead guilty to one count each of mail fraud and wire fraud in a mortgage fraud case.

    Request for leniency could backfire on Jennifer Crisp

    Jennifer Crisp was such a trusting wife she let her husband's employees take care of details she really should have handled herself. They not only made payments on at least seven homes fraudulently purchased under her name, but they paid her household bills "because I wanted no part of

  • David Crisp's wife expected to take plea deal in mortage fraud case

    The wife of one of the primary defendants in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case is expected to plead guilty to one count each of mail fraud and wire fraud on Dec. 16. A news release from the Office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said Jennifer Crisp's plea deal is expected to

  • Seventh Crisp & Cole defendant agrees to plead guilty to charges

    A seventh defendant in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case has agreed to plead guilty next week to charges that she provided false information on loan applications for three Bakersfield homes in 2006. Sneha Ramesh Mohammadi, a former Realtor and office manager who became chief financial

  • Crisp & Cole trial set to begin next January

    A trial in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case has been scheduled to begin Jan. 28 of next year -- five years and four months after federal agents raided homes and offices connected to the formerly high-flying Bakersfield real estate firm. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill set the

  • Crisp & Cole agent sentenced to 27 months

    A federal judge Monday sentenced a former sales agent with the now defunct real estate firm of Crisp, Cole & Associates to 27 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud case. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill sentenced Robinson Dinh Nguyen, 31, of Fresno, to 27 months

  • Lender asks to delay civil trial against Crisp, Cole, others

    A lawyer for the former Fremont Investment and Loan has asked for a delay in its civil trial against a group of people who worked for or with Crisp, Cole & Associates, a defunct Bakersfield real estate firm whose principals are under federal indictment in a mortgage fraud case. Fremont was a

  • Crisp & Cole defendant wants his belt back

    There are belts and then there are belts. The black leather one that a Kern County Sheriff's deputy removed from the waist of Bakersfield mortgage fraud defendant Jayson Costa was the kind you don't easily forget. Now that it's missing, he wants the county to pay him $338.67 to replace

  • Crisp ordered released from custody

    David Crisp, a former real estate executive now facing federal mortgage fraud charges, was ordered released from custody Wednesday and was expected to return to Bakersfield to live with his wife and son at his sister's home. Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin ruled that Crisp be released on a $25,

  • Bail hearing for Crisp & Cole defendant delayed

    A bail review hearing for former loan officer Jayson Peter Costa was continued Monday to 11 a.m. Thursday to allow defense attorneys, pretrial services and prosecutors to look further into some concerns raised privately with U.S. Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder. The U.S. Attorney's Office

  • Crisp & Cole defendants have court hearing

    Ten people connected to Crisp & Cole Real Estate, including principals David Crisp and Carl Cole, had a hearing Friday in front of the judge who will hear their case in federal court. For all but Cole, it was their first time in front of Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill. All the suspects in the

  • <p>Carl Cole looks through papers before the start of a hearing on his license on Aug. 5, 2008</p>

    Cole's license revoked

    Real estate agent Carl Cole’s bid to keep his license was denied Thursday by the California Department of Real Estate. But Cole can seek relief through the courts, department spokesman Tom Pool said Friday afternoon. Cole now has about a month to file an appeal with the state Superior Court.

  • <p>David Crisp's former mansion at 10509 New Quay Court in Seven Oaks.</p>

    Crisp mansion still in limbo

    The sale of David Crisp’s Seven Oaks mansion at public auction was delayed again on Friday. This is the second auction postponement for the home, which faces foreclosure due to $1.8 million due on a defaulted loan. The sale was moved back until Dec. 3 at the discretion of the trustee, according

  • <p>David Crisp's former mansion at 10509 New Quay Court in Seven Oaks.</p>

    Crisp mansion up for public auction

    The Seven Oaks mansion of real estate agent David Crisp is set for public auction today on City Hall's front steps, according to an automated sales hot line listing upcoming trustee's sales. The 6,666-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home at 10509 New Quay Court sits behind gates on

  • Crisp and Cole hires attorney for state case

    Carl Cole, David Crisp and former sales agent Robinson D. Nguyen have hired an Irvine attorney to represent them in an administrative case brought by state real estate regulators last month, a filing shows. Daniel Alan Nassie, a lawyer with the Doss Law firm who specializes in real estate and

  • Former Crisp & Cole staffer out of jail

    Jayson Costa, the former Crisp & Cole employee arrested in Los Angeles a week ago, is out of jail. A Los Angeles County public defender said Thursday Costa had been extradited to Clark County, Nev., where officials had issued a fugitive warrant for felony fraud, according to Los Angeles law

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    Arrests unrelated to federal raids

    A Crisp Real Estate sales agent and his brother were arrested by Bakersfield police Wednesday on suspicion of possession of stolen property — street signs. The felony arrests of Jeriel Salinas, 26, and Wyatt Charles Salinas, 23, were not related to a federal raid of the southwest home under way at

  • Editorial: Task force needed to examine Crisp ‘empire’

    It is increasingly apparent that David Crisp’s real estate empire is crumbling because of his careless, overreaching aggressiveness. He is the victim of his own greed. It also is increasingly apparent that Crisp, who turns 28 this month, is not the only victim of a grandiose scheme gone sour. The

  • <p>This labeled view shows what 19 acres at Cal State Bakersfield may look like in the future. Crisp & Cole's Towers would feature 500 condominiums and an 8-story hotel and conference center. The approximately $400 million project would be built in phases. The first  phase would involve the hotel, conference center and first tower. It has a tentative completion date of mid-2010, said architect David Milazzo of Milazzo/Associates. The project would include shops, office space and restaurants as well as about 3,000 parking spots.</p>

    Deal on tower project falls through

    Negotiations ended Monday between would-be developer David Crisp and Cal State Bakersfield for a twin 24-story tower project on campus. In a memo released Monday afternoon, university President Horace Mitchell said the deal stalled because the former Crisp & Cole Real Estate company failed to