Civil conspiracy trial against Cuesta and Stewart titles to be lived streamed
August 3, 2013
Courtroom View Network (CVN) will be live streaming a civil trial in which hundreds of plaintiffs allege Stewart Title and Cuesta Title aided and abetted and/or conspired with Hurst Financial and former North County developer Kelly Gearhart in defrauding hundreds of seniors through illegal investment schemes.
Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall approved a request from CVN to record and stream the trial estimated to last between four and six weeks. The trial is slated to begin on Monday.
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In the summer of 2011, Hurst Financial President Jay Miller agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering as part of a plea agreement the court then filed under seal.
In August 2012, Gearhart pleaded not guilty to 16 charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering at a federal court in Los Angeles. He faces up to 300 years in federal prison if convicted on all charges. His trial is set for Nov. 12.
Both men remain out of jail on bail.