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Feds Say Ballplayer Smuggler Can't Walk Free During Appeal

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 2:37 PM EST) -- The federal government shot back Wednesday at a bid by a sports trainer to evade prison while he appeals his conviction over a scheme to smuggle Cuban baseball players into the U.S. illegally, telling a Florida federal judge it is unlikely the Eleventh Circuit will rule in his favor.

Prosecutors looked to block a motion for release pending appeal by Julio Estrada, who was sentenced in November to 63 months in prison for his participation in the scheme and is asserting that a decision in his...
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