Ex-Ohtani Interpreter Likely to Face Federal Charges, Sources Say

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Ex-Ohtani Interpreter Likely to Face Federal Charges, Sources Say

Ex-Ohtani Interpreter , Likely to Face Federal Charges, Sources Say.

NBC reports that Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter may face federal charges in connection with a gambling investigation into a California bookie.

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According to sources, Ohtani has been assisting with the investigation.

The news from NBC follows a similar report by TMZ that Ippei Mizuhara, the former Ohtani interpreter, will be facing charges by federal authorities.

On March 21, Mizuhara was fired by the L.A.

Dodgers after attorneys representing Ohtani alleged "massive theft" had occurred related to sports gambling.

On March 21, Mizuhara was fired by the L.A.

Dodgers after attorneys representing Ohtani alleged "massive theft" had occurred related to sports gambling.

In response, Major League Baseball , opened an investigation.

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On March 25, Ohtani made his first public comments on the matter, saying that he had been betrayed and lied to, while denying any involvement in gambling.

Iโ€™m very saddened and shocked that someone who I trusted has done this, Shohei Ohtani, via NBC.

Ippei has been stealing money from my account and has told lies, Shohei Ohtani, via NBC.

NBC reports that Mizuhara is both Ohtani's interpreter and long-time friend who has had a constant presence beside the baseball phenom.

The scandal, involving over $4.5 million in wire transfers from Ohtani's account, was brought to light following reports by ESPN and the 'Los Angeles Times.'


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