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Former TV Chef Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Juan-Carlos Cruz, the former host of "Calorie Commando" on the Food Network, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting homeless people to kill someone for him.


A few of the homeless men Cruz approached notified the Santa Monica Police Department's Homeless Liaison Program, and the cops arrested the chef Thursday after an investigation ensued.

Law enforcement sources informed TMZ the intended victim was Cruz's wife.

Apparently, the ex-TV chef was saying that his wife had recently inherited a lot of money from her family and he wanted her out of the picture -- but the investigation determined no such inheritance existed.

Cruz is currently being held on $5,000,000 bail. He is due in court on Monday.