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MERCED // 31-year-old Jesse Munoz, already serving his 11-year sentence for “multiple counts of grand theft and diversion of construction funds,” has been denied parole by the state Board of Parole after a hearing last month.
Munoz pled no-contest to “five counts of diversion of construction funds and five counts of grand theft of personal property with a white collar criminal enhancement.” The total cost of Munoz’s shenanigans are in excess of $100,000.
He has an extensive criminal history in Merced County, including a conviction in 2009 of “six felony counts of obtaining money by false pretense.” Munoz had apparently run false advertisements guaranteeing quick returns on bogus real estate investments, for which he later spent five years in prison. He was back to defrauding again upon his release in 2014.