Ex-White Sox Exec Gets 2 Years For Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT) -- A former Chicago White Sox scouting executive was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for his role in a kickback scheme that skimmed more than $400,000 from inflated signing bonuses for Latin American baseball prospects.

At a hearing in Illinois federal court, David S. Wilder, 52, received the exact sentence recommended by prosecutors, who asked for leniency because of his substantial cooperation with investigators to help build cases against two scouts who also participated in the four-year kickback scheme involving at least 23 Sox players....
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