L.A. Couple Charged With Torturing Mortgage Agents

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Daniel Weston and Mary Ann Parmalee, along with three others, were charged with two counts of torture, two counts of false imprisonment by violence and two counts of second-degree robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed against them.
The couple, who is facing foreclosure and both are in their 50s, had apparently sought mortgage modification help and felt that the two agents had scammed them.
"The two allegedly sought loan modification

Daniel Weston and Mary Ann Parmalee, along with three others, were charged with two counts of torture, two counts of false imprisonment by violence and two counts of second-degree robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed against them.

The couple, who is facing foreclosure and both are in their 50s, had apparently sought mortgage modification help and felt that the two agents had scammed them.

"The two allegedly sought loan modification assistance from the victims but believed that nothing was being done and wanted their money back," a statement from the district attorney's office said.

Weston and another man, who previously served time for assault, are accused of carrying out the beatings in front of their three co-defendants, who prosecutors say had prior business ties with the two victims by having funneled loan-modification referrals to them.

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