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Food Network Host Juan-Carlos Cruz Busted In Murder-For-Hire Sting

May. 15 2010, Published 1:15 p.m. ET

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Juan-Carlos Cruz was arrested in Santa Monica, CA for allegedly soliciting homeless people to commit a murder for him, can report.

The former host of Calorie Commando on The Food Network, Cruz is said to have approached a number of homeless people in an attempt to find a hit man.  More than one of the transients went to the cops, who then set up a sting operation.

Cruz was arrested Thursday.  He is being held on $5 million bail.

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The police have not revealed the name of the intended victim.


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