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MLB teams’ involvement with Cuban players under Justice Department scrutiny

MLB teams’ involvement with Cuban players under Justice Department scrutiny
Thursday 23
15:21 2019

(Washington Post illustration by Joe Moore) A Justice Department investigation into Major League Baseball’s operations in Latin America and the trafficking of Cuban players has expanded in recent months, with former league and team officials among those contacted by FBI agents and called to testify before a grand jury, according to people with knowledge of the probe. The wide-ranging inquiry is, in part, seeking to root out suspected involvement of MLB team officials with smugglers who force Cuban players to sign away exorbitant portions of their earnings in exchange for passage off the island. While MLB officials have blamed the ...

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Summary: Federal agents investigating whether team employees have been participated in or had knowledge of immigration fraud.

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