Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig has reportedly been charged with new charges in an ongoing federal lawsuit related to an investigation into illegal sports betting.
The US media’Heavy.com’ reported on the 24th (Korean time) that Puig, who was charged with false statements in August 2022, was charged with obstruction of justice on the 21st of 2023.
In November 2022, the Central California District Attorney’s Office announced charges against Puig and said he would plead guilty.
However, Puig withdrew from the agreement and pleaded not guilty ahead of a hearing on November 30 last year.
Federal prosecutors charged Puig with obstruction of justice. The trial is said to begin in April.
Obstruction of justice is a concept in American law, which refers to acts that prevent or attempt to prevent law enforcement. 토토사이트
Federal prosecutors alleged that Puig lied to federal investigators regarding illegal sports betting.
Puig then pleaded guilty to perjury and agreed with federal prosecutors to pay a fine.
However, Puig’s lawyers declared their innocence and broke the agreement, saying new evidence had been found.
Puig is looking to make his major league comeback after playing for the Kiwoom Heroes last season.
Puig’s trial is expected to begin in April.
On the other hand, Kiwoom has said that it considered joining Puig for the 2023 season, but gave up on renewing the contract when Puig became embroiled in legal problems.