Man Facing Foreclosure Sentenced in Assault on Loan Modification Agents

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A 56-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday for the October 2009 armed attack on two loan modification agents in Glendale.


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Daniel Weston, of La Crescenta, was sentenced to six years in state prison after pleading no contest to assault with a firearm causing great bodily injury, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

Four other defendants in the same case were previously sentenced, according to the release.

Gustavo Canez, 40, pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon on Jan. 22, 2013 and was sentenced to six years in state prison.

Mary Ann Parmelee, 55, pleaded no contest on Sept. 13, 2010 to one count of making criminal threats and was sentenced to five years of formal probation.

Mario Solomon Gonzales, 52, and Marissa Parker, 53, both pleaded no contest to accessory after the fact. Gonzales was sentenced to 36 months probation and Parker was sentenced to five years probation.

Prosecutors said Weston and Parmelee were facing foreclosure on their house when they sought loan modification assistance from the victims.  At some point, the couple believed that nothing was being done and wanted their money back, according to the release.

The defendants set up a meeting with the victims during which Weston and Canez carried out the attack in the presence of the others, the release stated.

Gonzales, Parker and Parmelee, a realtor, had a previous business relationship with the victims which involved “funneling loan modification referrals to the two agents,” prosecutors said.