Maria Broussard (nee' Fuentes), is the wife of Charles Broussard. In 1993 her husband held a political fundraiser at their home. The Mariachi band Los Reyes Jalisco played at the event, giving her the opportunity to meet Angel Ojeda. They were attracted to each other and began an affair which lasted about two months.

In 2014 when Harry Bosch and Lucia Soto were investigating the death of Orlando Merced, they confronted her at a Gelson's supermarket regarding anonymous calls made to the police tip line. She realized that her maid must have been the one making the calls, and she called her husband to alert him. This resulted in her husband being shot and killed by Soto.

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