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Voodoo doesn’t prevent prison term

Ruben Hernandez, the owner of Downey Motorcars who obtained his 15 minutes of notoriety by allegedly trying to use voodoo against the L.A. County District Attorney who was prosecuting him and the D.A.’s investigators, was sented to 12 years in prison.

Hernandez was convicted of filing false applications and grand theft from using false ids to bilk financial institutions. He used some of that money to purchase real estate.

Hernandez’ co-defendant, Joel Rodriguez, 44, has also been convicted on the same charges.

Read the full article in the LA Weekly. You can also search the California Real Estate Fraud Report using the term “voodoo” to find an earlier posting about this case.

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