Agent, Trainer Guilty In Ballplayer Smuggling Case

Law360, Miami (March 15, 2017, 4:25 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Miami on Wednesday found a baseball agent and an athletic trainer guilty of smuggling Cuban ballplayers into the United States as part of a scheme that prosecutors said made them millions of dollars.

Athletic trainer Julio Estrada and his attorney, Sabrina Vora-Puglisi, leave federal court in Miami after a jury found Estrada and baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez guilty on conspiracy and smuggling charges for illegally bringing players from Cuba to the United States. (Nathan Hale | Law360) Jurors deliberated for about five hours before accepting the government's arguments that certified baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez of Weston, Florida,...

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