Former Major League Baseball Star Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Illegal Gambling Operation

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig will reportedly plead guilty to intentionally misinforming law enforcement about his involvement in an illegal gambling business.

  • Puig, who now plays professional baseball in South Korea, could face five years in federal prison, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Puig has also agreed to pay a fine of at least $55,000 and will make his first appearance in court Tuesday.
  • The former MLB player placed hundreds of illegal sports bests involving hundreds of thousands of dollars starting in 2019.
  • Puig did not bet on baseball, but instead focused his efforts on football, basketball, and tennis, according to the DOJ’s report.
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