MLB agent Bart Hernandez was reportedly indicted on human trafficking charges by a federal grand jury today. Hernandez—who works for Marc Anthony’s Magnus Sports agency—allegedly worked with smugglers to help get Mariners player Leonys Martin (pictured above) from Cuba to the U.S. back in 2010.
If convicted on human trafficking charges, Hernandez could face some very serious penalties. He could be sent to prison for up to 20 years. He could also be forced to forfeit the proceeds of several of the contracts he earned for Cuban-born players, including Martin, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, and Phillies minor leaguer Dalier Hinojosa. Documentation obtained by Yahoo! Sports indicates that Hernandez may have willingly worked with several conspirators to bring those players and others to the U.S. through illegal means.
You can read the full Yahoo! Sports report here. It doesn’t sound good for Hernandez.
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[via Yahoo! Sports]