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Former L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig to plead guilty in illegal sports gambling case

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of lying to authorities about betting on sports events as part of an illegal gambling operation, the United States Attorney’s office announced Monday.

Puig, 31, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of making false statements, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. He has also agreed to pay a fine of at least $55,000, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Puig is currently playing professional baseball in South Korea.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted shortly.

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