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Crisp and Cole appraiser faces licensing hearing

Appraiser Kirksey J. “Mark” Newton Jr. recently faced and administrative law judge who could decide whether Newton gets to keep his appraiser’s license.

Newton, who performed appraisals regularly for defunct Crisp and Cole in Bakersfield, was accused by California Deputy Attorney General Gillian E. Friedman of being “an integral part of a real estate fraud that continued from 2005 to 2007”. Newton’s defense attorney in turn accused fellow appraisers Gary Crabtree and his son-in-law James Henderson of turning his client in to the FBI in order to remove him as a competitor.

The Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA), the licensing agency for appraisers in Californa, is conducting itw own investigation of Newton and his company, San Joaquin Appraisals.

Read the Full Article in the Bakersfield Californian.

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