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Former Dodgers All-Star Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison: Report

A former Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfield has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.

Raul Mondesi, who played in Major League Baseball from 1993-05, was reportedly sentenced to prison for embezzlement, according to reports out of the Dominican Republic. He was also fined 30 million pesos (roughly $500,000), according to Listin Diario. Mondesi held office from 2010-16 and was initially sentenced to eight years in 2017.

“Former MLB star Raul Mondesi is sentenced to six years and nine months in prison, and the payment of a fine of 30 million pesos (about US$500,000), for embezzlement of funds during his tenure as mayor of San Cristóbal, DR, in the period 2010-2016,” Hector Gomez reported.

The prosecutor’s office and the defense reached an agreement on his new sentence. With this agreement, Mondesi’s time served has completed his sentence.

Mondesi began his MLB career with the Dodgers, unanimously winning NL Rookie of the Year in 1994. The two-time Gold Glove winner also spent time with the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Los Angeles Angels, and the Atlanta Braves. After his playing career ended with the Braves in 2005, he took up politics.

Mondesi made the All-Star team in 1995 and finished his career with 271 home runs and 860 RBIs with a .273 batting average.

Mondesi was sentenced for corruption and mishandling of public funds for the first time back in 2017.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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