Under The Border, Down Mexico Way

On the surface, it was the American dream come alive. In just 15 years, Jose Reynoso and two of his brothers, Antonio and JesPound s, built up a hugely successful business importing food from Mexico. Their $37 million, Los Angeles County-based Reynoso Brothers Food Corp. and four other importing companies made the elder Jose, 63, the very embodiment of the immigrant success story: He lived in a 13,000-square-foot mansion, was a prominent figure in the Latino community, and was featured recently in a Los Angeles television show on immigrants. Too bad the story may now turn out to be a hoax.

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