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He had entered a guilty plea to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily harm more than a year ago, but that was held as he completed a ministry program while he was jailed, said
A pastor and reverend submitted letters of support on behalf of Weston, she added. He was also given credit for 1,823 days in jail.
Clover told Weston that she was "happy" and "pleased" by his progress.
While Weston was finally sentenced, his co-defendant and partner
The pair reportedly sought the help of the agents to modify a loan for their home in the 800 block of
Prosecutors alleged Parmelee and two other co-defendants --
During a 2010 preliminary hearing, a client who had sought a loan modification from the agents testified that they had conned her out of
When they faced foreclosure, Parmelee and Weston believed nothing was done to save their home and wanted their money back.
So they set up a meeting with the agents on
Parker and Gonzales later took a plea deal and were ordered to serve probation.
Garcia claimed Weston hit him on the head with a gun, which had a silencer, and he fell unconscious.
Garcia later awoke to discover that he had been disrobed. He was reportedly bound to a chair with an extension cord and repeatedly beaten until he lost consciousness again.
When Garcia came to, he alleged Parmelee was holding a kitchen knife to his testicles.
Dean underwent similar torture, but he was whipped with an extension cord.
Police noted a cut on Dean's fingers, which Weston allegedly threatened to cut off with a pair of scissors.
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