Latino leader ‘disappointed’ Villaraigosa joined Herbalife

English: Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

English: Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The leader of a key Latino civil rights group said he’s disappointed that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took a job advising nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd., which has been accused of preying on Latinos.

The Los Angeles company, battling allegations for more than eight months that it operates an illegal pyramid scheme, announced Thursday that it had signed Villaraigosa as a special advisor to chief executive Michael O. Johnson and its board of directors.

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