FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 21, 2017
WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas
WHAT: Published a video of defendant James Barker’s arrest on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Barker is now charged with a crime-bail-crime enhancement and is accused of continuing to pose as an attorney to defraud several clients through debt consolidation and mortgage modification schemes. Barker was initially charged with multiple counts of money laundering and grand theft on April 5, 2017, and was released from custody after posting $200,000 bond on May 30, 2017, under the condition that he would not be active in the loan industry in any capacity post-release.
The OCDA is currently seeking additional witnesses, anyone with more information is encouraged to contact Supervising Investigator Damon Tucker at 714-648-3615.
To watch the video, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW0nEM8sBZ4
WHEN: Today, June 21, 2017