County Attorney Press Releases

Con-Artist Receives Severe Sentence For Repeatedly Defrauding Local Consumers

El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez announced today the sentencing of a local contractor accused of defrauding an El Paso resident while on probation for similar charges.


On Wednesday August 27th at County Court at Law #1, Lorenzo Hernandez, owner of “L H Refrigeration”, pled guilty to one charge of Deceptive Business Practices and was sentenced to one year in jail. However, because Hernandez was on probation at the time he committed the offense, County Court at Law #1 Judge Ricardo Herrera revoked his probation and sentenced him to 2 additional years in prison, for a total of 3 years.

Contractor Sentencing Press Release.pdf