MIAMI — A sports agent and a baseball trainer are looking for lenient prison sentences right after their convictions in Miami of smuggling Cuban players to the U.S.
Courtroom information filed this 7 days clearly show agent Bartolo Hernandez is asking for a three-12 months prison time period and trainer Julio Estrada desires no far more than five decades. They had been convicted by a jury in March right after a 6-7 days demo.
Prosecutors are asking a choose to exceed the nine-12 months greatest for each calculated beneath federal sentencing rules.
Sentencing is set for Nov. two.
Trial proof showed the pair ran an worldwide procedure to smuggle Cuban players in return for a minimize of their worthwhile baseball contracts, which include Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, Adeiny Hechavarria of the Tampa Bay Rays and Leonys Martin of the Chicago Cubs.