Closer look: Crisp and Cole mortgage fraud defendants

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Hours after they pleaded not guilt to charges of mortgage fraud, the six defendants in the Crisp and Cole mortgage fraud case were escorted out of federal court in handcuffs and into a waiting van.

The six are: Julie Farmer who started as a bookkeeper with Crisp & Cole Associates and eventually became operations manager. She obtained a conditional real estate license in 2005.

Sneha Ramesh Mohammadi, a licensed real estate agent and was initially employed as Tower Lending's office manager and ultimately as Crisp&Cole Associates chief financial officer. As chief financial officer, Mohammadi also oversaw the operations of Tower Lending.

Michael Angelo Munoz, a licensed real estate agent at Crisp & Cole Associates.

Jayson Costa worked as a loan officer with Crisp & Cole Associates. Costa admitted in an interview with Eyewitness News he had no license to do loans and claimed that David Crisp and Carl Cole knew he had no license, yet allowed him to continue to work.

Jeriel Salinas worked as a licensed real estate agent with Crisp & Cole.

Caleb Cole is the son of defendant Carl Cole. The indictment does not state what role he played with Crisp & Cole Associates.

Arrested in Monterrey and arraigned in San Jose was Robinson Nguyen, a licensed real estate agent at Crisp & Cole Associates.

The defendants face numerous felon charges and if found guilty they face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.