El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez announced today the sentencing of a local contractor accused of defrauding an El Paso resident while on probation for similar charges.
On Wednesday August 27th at County Court at Law #1, Lorenzo Hernandez, owner of “L H Refrigeration”, pled guilty to one charge of Deceptive Business Practices and was sentenced to one year in jail. However, because Hernandez was on probation at the time he committed the offense, County Court at Law #1 Judge Ricardo Herrera revoked his probation and sentenced him to 2 additional years in prison, for a total of 3 years.
Contractor Sentencing Press Release.pdf
Illegal disposal of trash continue to be a big problem in remote communities
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodriguez today announced the sentencing of 3 county residents accused of violating the Clean Air Act and the state Illegal Dumping statue in three different, unrelated cases.
Environmental Crimes Press Release.pdf
Interested merchants can get free collection services from the agency
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez announced today that, during the first 9 months of fiscal year 2007-2008, his office has been able to collect more than 1.2 million dollars in restitution and fees for local merchants. During the same period, the County Attorney's Office received 9,168 checks for collection.
In its effort to prosecute the crime of “theft by check”, during the same period the County Attorney's Office filed more than 1,900 criminal cases against individuals with outstanding hot check amounts.
Hot Check Seminar Press Release.pdf