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"Con Man" Caught After Failed Suicide Attempt

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"Con Man" Caught After Failed Suicide Attempt

David Hernandez has been in trouble before.

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David Hernandez, the man sought by the FBI after disappearing when his Chicago sports Internet venture went bust, is in custody.

Hernandez was apprehended Monday in Normal, Ill., after a failed suicide attempt, the Tribune reported.

Hernandez disappeared after federal authorities accused him in civil court of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 100 investors out of $12 million. Last week, his highly-publicized Internet radio venture with Mike North called Chicago Sports Webio, collapsed. Payroll checks bounced. Hernandez didn't return calls. And Mike North started making noise in the media, calling Hernandez a con man.

Hernandez is accused of mail fraud.

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