Killer Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz
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Food Network ‘Calorie Commando’ chef Juan-Carlos Cruz accused of recruiting homeless for murder plot
By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tracy Miller:
Juan-Carlos Cruz, who was once the host of “Calorie Commando” and “Take It Off,” is accused of plotting to hire homeless people to carry out a murder scheme, police in Santa Monica, Calif., said Friday.
Details of the plot and who it was meant to target were not released.
Police were alerted to the situation by some of the homeless people Cruz allegedly recruited, according to CNN. Cruz was arrested Thursday and charged with solicitation to commit murder.
Juan Carlos Cruz Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison.
LOS ANGELES — With a wink and smile at his wife, former Calorie Commando TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after pleading no contest to trying to hire two homeless men to murder her.