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Monday, Jan 27 2014 04:17 PM

Judge postpones trial in Crisp & Cole case

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    By Felix Adamo/ The Californian

    Julie Farmer is the only person charged in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case who didn't take a plea deal. Here she is seen in a photo taken Dec. 16, 2013.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A federal judge has agreed to postpone until April the trial of the sole remaining defendant in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud case.

The trial of Julie Dianne Farmer, former operations manager at Crisp, Cole & Associates, had been scheduled to begin Feb. 4.

But the Fresno district court judge in the case, Lawrence J. O'Neill, on Friday granted Farmer's request for more time to prepare. He moved the start date to April 8.

Farmer has been charged with eight counts of mail fraud; four counts of wire fraud; one count of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud; one count of conspiracy to launder money; and one count of bank fraud.

All 14 other defendants in the case have agreed to plea deals.

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