To further complicate matters for themselves, both Diaz and Mara plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Additionally, Diaz pleads guilty to receiving bribes and making a false income tax return. Lucky for the Bakersfield community, Diaz and Mara are no longer on the streets, and are currently serving federal prison sentences.
Carter and Bank Fraud
As for Carter, his indictment indicates five additional charges of bank fraud. The bank fraud circumstances against Carter are for knowingly and fraudulently depositing customer payments into his personal bank account at a bank for his own personal gain. Moreover, Carter receives an additional count of making a false statement on a loan application with a federally insured financial institution. The loan application is for the purchase of a new Mercedes-Benz automobile. Carter claims that he earns a gross monthly income of $20,000 and provides false pay stubs in support of this statement. Regarding Carter’s salary, his actual monthly income is merely $4,000.