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Feds, Ballplayer Cut Deal On House Tied To Smuggling Case

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 9:23 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball star José Abreu has made a deal with the federal government to keep a Florida Keys house that a court ordered his former athletic trainer to forfeit after being convicted of helping smuggle Cuban baseball players, including Abreu, into the United States.

Abreu, an All-Star first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, will pay $100,000 to the government to avoid litigation of his third-party claim to the house in Layton, Florida, on Long Key, according to court filings entered in U.S. District Court...
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