Report: Yasiel Puig being sued
Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig made false allegations against him that resulted in a seven-year prison sentence, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Lawyers for Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot filed the suit in federal district court in Florida, according to the paper. The suit claims that Corbacho Daudinot was subjected to “prolonged arbitrary detention and torture” after Puig and his mother testified against him in a 2010 human-trafficking trial that centered around Puig’s alleged plan to escape from Cuba.
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The complaint also refers to Puig and his mother as “informants” for the government.
“This is not something we’re going to comment about,” Jaime Torres, Puig’s agent, told the newspaper.
Torres added that Puig is aware of the lawsuit and has hired a lawyer.
Puig has been a huge spark for the resurgent Dodgers since making his major league debut on June 3, batting .381 with eight homers and 19 RBIs entering Saturday.
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