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Orlando Hernandez sued for $900,000 in shady business deal

Jul 26, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

In a Miami Herald article that is far too long and complicated to accurately describe in this space, “a pair of Miami entrepreneurs” have sued Orlando Hernandez and his manager for $900,000 as part of a disagreement over “the idea for a water-saving device.”
According to the suit, Hernandez and manager Juan Carlos Collar loaned them money to start the company “at illegal interest rates” before trying to steal the idea after the inventors “got all star-struck with who was investing in their company.”
Also of note is that Collar reportedly “sunk $250,000 into an infomercial featuring Hernandez … which yielded just $40,000 in revenue.” I’d say more, but a) Craig is supposed to be the lawyer here, and b) the whole article is definitely worth reading.
Hernandez has yet to pitch after the 44-year-old signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals a few weeks ago. And last month his half-brother Gerardo Regalado murdered four people and wounded three others before shooting and killing himself.

  1. skyjo - Jul 26, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    When new articles pop up in my RSS feed, I always try guessing who the author is (Aaron or Craig), based only on the title. I’d say I’m right over 90% of the time. This one isn’t fair, though. Aaron covering legal matters??

  2. Old Gator - Jul 26, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Welcome to Macondo. This bagatelle is pretty much par for the course south of the border (between the US and Broward County). Now it seems headed for the Republica de Platinosa legal system, such as it is. Watch for El Duque’s legal team to petition to move the trial to the Gowachin courts.

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