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Friday, December 09, 2011

Marlins’ Leo Nunez won’t face charges

Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez was arrested Thursday in his native Dominican Republic but then quickly released, with authorities saying he will not face charges stemming from an investigation into his use of false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.

The pitcher, whose real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo, was arrested outside the U.S. Consulate in Santo Domingo, where he had been trying to get a new visa under his real name so he could return to the United States. He was booked at police headquarters and then released. A police official, Col. Maximo Baez Aybar, said that Oviedo was arrested on a charge of using a false identity on official documents.

The district attorney’s office, however, later said in a statement that the police arrest warrant was out of date and that authorities did not intend to prosecute Oviedo because he had been cooperating with the investigation….

Authorities have arrested Hector Pena Diaz, who is accused of falsifying Nunez’s documents. Pena could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 09, 2011 at 04:13 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: December 09, 2011 at 01:57 PM (#4011285)
If Hector Pena Diaz could throw 95 with movement he woulda got off too.
   2. Joe Kehoskie Posted: December 09, 2011 at 07:56 PM (#4011738)
This seems like an interesting case. If Alexi Ogando missed 4 or 5 years due to marriage fraud, it seems like Oviedo could face the same fate.
   3. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: December 09, 2011 at 08:14 PM (#4011764)
So I'm confused... I think we need them to stand together wearing matching outfits and tell the authorities - "No, arrest him, I'M the real Leo Nunez". This sounds like excellent MLB Fancave programming to me.
   4. JoeC Posted: December 09, 2011 at 08:16 PM (#4011769)
So is he still going by "Leo Nunez?" Or is the AP just still calling him that?
   5. Sweatpants Posted: December 09, 2011 at 08:25 PM (#4011783)
So is he still going by "Leo Nunez?" Or is the AP just still calling him that?
Good question. No one refers to Miguel Tejada as Miguel Tejeda, but that's only a one-letter difference.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 09, 2011 at 08:32 PM (#4011790)
So is he still going by "Leo Nunez?" Or is the AP just still calling him that?

As long as he goes by Leo Nunez, they can't charge him b/c Leo Nunez doesn't exist. It's a brilliant plan.

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