Civil conspiracy trial against Cuesta and Stewart titles to be lived streamed

August 3, 2013
Kelly Gearhart and James Miller

Kelly Gearhart and James Miller

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.

CVN provides legal news and information to attorneys, legal professionals, industry analysts, and educational institutions on the web, video, mobile, and interactive DVD platforms for $200 to $250 per day. Free coverage is provided to local media outlets.

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.


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“Free coverage is provided to local media outlets.”

It would be helpful if one of our local media’s would give a daily update. So far I’ve only seen info on the Defense’s opening argument.

Big case, we need to know what’s being presented.

Gearhart, Miller, Robert Grigger Jones, all those involved with Hurst Financial and Pe Ji Ho Ta Casino rip off? They aren’t going anywhere. Justice will be served…FINALLY.

I so hope you’re right Nanci! So many people have been ruined by these crooks! There’s many players in this game, and I hope every one of them go down! Miller was like a son to me, still can’t believe it has come to this. What ever happened to Kelly and Jay’s buddy David Graves? I know he was tight with them and blew our money in Vegas just like they did!

Don’t be surprised to see Cuesta Title and Stewart Title settle this one out of court like Heritage Bank did.

We still have not seen who the culprits at the bank were and now will we see who forged the documents at the Title Companies? There should be some type of legal ramifications against somebody wouldn’t you think.

But the big day will come in November when the Gearhart Canary is heard from. I think Kelly is going to ruin Christmas for a whole lot of people in Atascadero. There has to be something big in the works for all of the delays. I think we are beginning to see the end approach as Heritage Oaks Bank and now Cuesta Title and Stewart Title are being brought before the public. The pieces are falling in place.

We are still waiting on justice over the admitted forged signatures cooked up by Grigger Jones on our father’s 1st Amendment to his trust. Love it when people get caught doing wrong.

OUT of jail on BAIL ?

Where the Hades did they get the funds to post bond ?

Why do the courts not require remand for these fraud vultures ?

Just watch…these con artists will fly the coop to dissappear in a tropical paradise, or (hopefully) in some non-extradition sewer hole.