No one ever thought that this foreclosure crisis would lead professionals to perform such terrible acts of crime. In this case, it is torture that has led victim, Luis Garcia to testify this past Tuesday against his colleagues in a Los Angeles County Superior Court room.
Garcia told the court that that on October 20, 2009 he was lured to to a home office in Glendale, where he was attacked and beaten. He went on to explain how he was knocked unconscious after being hit in the head with a gun, whipped, tied up and threatened with having his extremities torn off throughout the beating.
Louis Garcia told the court that his colleague operated a business of scams and that he got caught up with the group in a web of deceit that eventually led to violence.
Garcia said Mario Gonzales, 47, of Glendale, and Marissa Parker, 49, of Sylmar, were involved in a loan modification scheme where they would refer homeowners in exchange for $500 to the firm since last summer.
They would send their leads to a man named Lamond Dean who is also a victim in this case. Dean worked at the company with Gracia and was known to have inside connections at Bank of America with an employee who could make the loan modifications happen much quicker.
La Cañada residents Mary Ann Parmelee and Daniel Weston, both 52 and two other alleged attackers — Mario Gonzales, 47, of Glendale, and Marissa Parker, 49, of Sylmar who are being held in LA County Jail would send loan modification referrals to Garcia and Dean, the district attorney’s office stated in October.