Judge Won't Block Witnesses In Sports Agent Smuggling Trial

Law360, New York (January 6, 2017, 9:39 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday denied a bid by a sports agent alleged to have participated in a $16 million scheme to smuggle Cuban baseball players to exclude testimony from five government witnesses, despite the agent’s request to withhold the testimony as a sanction for the government’s withholding of potentially damaging evidence until the last minute.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams denied the request by defendant Bartolo Hernandez to exclude the testimony as a sanction against the prosecutors for withholding the evidence as part...
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