Mondesi is sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for corruption in his country

Raul Mondesi, who is familiar with Korean baseball fans because he has been sharing a meal with Park Chan-ho for a long time at the Major League Baseball (MLB) LA Dodgers, faced a situation where he would eat prison rice.

The U.S. sports channel ESPN and the local daily LA Times reported on the 9th (Korea time) that “Mondesi was sentenced to prison on corruption charges in his country, the Dominican Republic.”

Mondesi was an outfielder when he was an active player. He made his MLB debut in 1993 with the Dodgers and won the Rookie of the Year award in 1994. He was an All-Star once and a Gold Glove twice when he was a Dodgers pitcher.

However, after moving to the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000, he became a “journey man” after passing through the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Anaheim Angels, and Atlanta Braves, and retired after the 2005 season.

During his 13 seasons as an MLB player, he posted a batting average of 273, 271, and 860 RBIs. After retirement, Mondesi returned to the Dominican Republic and began his second career as a politician.

He served as a lawmaker and mayor, but was eventually indicted on corruption charges. A court in the Dominican Republic judged that Mondesi embezzled 5 million U.S. dollars from 2010 to 2016 when he was mayor of San Cristobal, and eventually imposed a fine of 507,000 dollars on him for six years and nine months.토토사이트 순위

Prior to the latest sentence, Mondesi was placed under house arrest for six years, which is almost to the end of his sentence. Meanwhile, Mondesi’s son Adalberto Mondesi Jr. also played in the MLB.

Adalberto, born in 1995, made his MLB debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2016 and played until 2022. He transferred to the Boston Red Sox in 2023, but has since disappeared from the MLB.

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