Witness Accused Of Misconduct At Ballplayer Smuggling Trial

Law360, Miami (February 16, 2017, 10:52 PM EST) -- Signals are exchanged silently throughout baseball games, between catchers and pitchers and coaches and players around the diamond, but the suggestion that a ballplayer was receiving signals while testifying in the player smuggling trial of an agent and trainer raised tensions in a Miami courtroom Thursday.

The controversy arose in the trial of South Florida-based baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, whom the federal government claims made millions of dollars by conspiring with smugglers, forgers and boat captains to extract players from communist Cuba...
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