Former Interpreter In Talks To Plead Guilty In Ohtani Gambling Scandal

Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, is reportedly in talks to admit guilt in a gambling scandal.

The New York Times states that Mizuhara allegedly stole Ohtani's money to cover his gambling debts, prompting the Dodgers to fire him last month. 

Ohtani's representatives swiftly sought a legal investigation, leading MLB to launch its own probe.

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

The investigation involves federal agencies like the IRS and Homeland Security. 

Mizuhara, represented by Michael Freedman, a former federal prosecutor, may face harsh consequences as evidence suggests he could have stolen more than $4.5 million.

Mizuhara's quick admission of guilt could lead to a lighter punishment.

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Source: Yahoo Sports 


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