Ex-White Sox Scout Cops To Fraud In Signing Bonus Plot

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 6:06 PM EST) -- A former Chicago White Sox scout pled guilty Friday in Illinois federal court to his role in a kickbacks scheme that brought in more than $400,000 for wrangling inflated signing bonuses for prospective players in Latin America.

Jorge Oquendo Rivera pled guilty to one count of mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Charles R. Norgle Sr. for sending fraudulent checks through UPS Inc. to Brazil. While the charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years' imprisonment, federal sentencing guidelines call for Oquendo to face 33...
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