Formerly of Crisp & Cole
The noose tightens!!!
2010-01-25: Fourth guilty plea in Crisp & Cole case entered
FRESNO -- An almost imperceptible pause was the only apparent emotion displayed as 31-year-old Megan Balod pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud and other charges in a Fresno federal courtroom late Monday afternoon.
"The investigation is continuing," Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Oberto said after the proceeding, referring to the overall federal mortgage fraud case related to Crisp & Cole operations. Oberto said she could not comment on specifics of the open investigation.
Balod's sister, Jennifer Crisp, is married to David Crisp, the former co-owner of Crisp & Cole along with Carl Cole. Both men have had their real estate licenses revoked by state regulators and numerous civil lawsuits are in play against Crisp, Cole and their failed company.
No criminal charges have been filed against the Crisps or Cole. (YET!)