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Former MLB baseball player sentenced to eight years in jail for corruption

Former Major League Baseball player turned politician, Raúl Mondesí was sentenced on 20 September 2017 to eight years in jail for mismanaging RD$300 million during his term as mayor of San Cristóbal from 2010-2016. The court presided by judge Biurkis Milanés also banned Mondesí from taking a government job for 10 years. He was also ordered to pay a fine of RD$60 million to the state.

Raul Mondesí was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1994, a MLB All-Star and a two-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner. He was known for his combination of power and speed and twice achieved the 30-30 club. He played right field for the Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals.

Also sentenced by the judge in the same corruption case with seven years in jail and fines of RD$20 million were former secretary of the San Cristóbal city government Bienvenido Araujo Japa, and former treasurer Antonio de Jesús Ferreira Guzman. Former municipal controller, Pedro Cordero Valverde was sentenced to three years in jail.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Sep 22, 2017

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