Bijian Madjlessi was Sonoma Valley Bank's largest loan customer. He was indicted for 4 counts of insurance fraud for double claiming a loss due to fire on a Reno project called Belvedere Towers.
Madjlessi was scheduled for trial Friday February 7th but the case was postponed to February 28th as a result of the presiding Judge's illness.
California Insurance Commissioner who brought the fraud charges and Prosecution were present. Three were present representing Madjlessi and his counsel declared they expected a drawn out case.