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A former MLB outfielder got 8 years in prison in the Dominican Republic for corruption


Former MLB outfielder Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined approximately $1.2 million on charges of corruption during his time as the mayor of the town of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic, reports USA Today.

Mondesi has been confined to his home while on house arrest since February while waiting to be tried on charges that he misallocated nearly $6 million in funds during his time as mayor of his hometown.

A condition of Mondesi's sentence is that he will not be able to hold public office for 10 years.

Mondesi, famed for the strength of his arm, was selected as the 1994 rookie of the year in the MLB with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent seven seasons with the west-coast team before stints with other teams, most notably the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mondesi's son currently plays in the MLB for the Kansas City Royals.

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