Shohei Ohtani’s ex-interpreter to plead guilty to fraud in sport betting case – National

The former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to plead guilty to bank and tax fraud in a sports betting case in which prosecutors allege he stole nearly US$17 million from the Japanese baseball player to pay off debts, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The scandal surrounding Ippei Mizuhara shocked baseball fans … Read more

Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter fired amid illegal betting, ‘massive theft’ allegations – National

Superstar baseball player Shohei Ohtani is at the centre of a murky story concerning his longtime friend and English-language interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, who was fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday amid allegations he engaged in illegal gambling and stole from the player. Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, chats with his … Read more