The Latinos for Trump co-founder — who gained Internet notoriety for his warning about “taco trucks on every corner” — has a past littered with shady business deals.
Marco Gutierrez launched hundreds of social media memes and made stomachs growl with his unintentionally hilarious warning, and his sudden fame sent reporters checking into his background, reported Slate.
The 42-year-old Gutierrez lost his broker’s license in 2012 after the California Department of Real Estate accused him of making two unauthorized charges to a client’s bank account, reported the Mercury News.
The newspaper reported that Gutierrez was accused of charging $800.36 to Sprint and $821.57 to Comcast from the client’s account.
He was allowed to get a restricted license under a settlement with state regulators, but he surrendered that in 2014 after he was investigated for another set of real estate law violations.
The conservative blog Quinton Report also found a court filing that shows Gutierrez and his wife have filed for bankruptcy 14 times between them.
A woman involved in the case testified that the couple files, but then fails to go through bankruptcy proceedings to delay foreclosure and other debt collection efforts.