Five charged with torturing California home loan agents (5:06 p.m. 10/26/09)
Published: October 26, 2009
Los Angeles (AP) — Prosecutors say five people have been charged in Los Angeles with torturing and robbing two men they thought falsely promised to save their home from foreclosure.
Two men were charged Monday with torture, robbery and false imprisonment. A man and two women pleaded not guilty to the same charges Friday.
Prosecutors say two of the suspects hired loan modification agents in hopes of keeping their home but believed the men took their money and did nothing.
Prosecutors claim the victims were lured to Glendale on Oct. 20, held for hours, beaten and robbed before one escaped.
All five suspects remained jailed on about $1 million bail each.