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"Con Man" Caught After Failed Suicide Attempt



    "Con Man" Caught After Failed Suicide Attempt
    David Hernandez has been in trouble before.

    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 morning in Normal, Ill., after a failed suicide attempt, the Tribune reported.  Someone called the Normal Police Department around 10:50 a.m. for a well-being check on a man staying at a local hotel.  Police found Hernandez in a hotel room with what they described as self-inflicted wounds.  He was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

    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 Northstarted making noise in the media, calling Hernandez a con man.

    Hernandez is accused of mail fraud.