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An Agent And Trainer Were Handed Prison Sentences For Smuggling Cuban Baseball Players Into The U.S.

Sports agent Bart Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada have been convicted of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States and capitalizing on their multimillion-dollar professional contracts. Hernandez and Estrada were found guilty of 12 counts in March and had been under house arrest since their guilty verdict. Hernandez was sentenced to nearly four years in prison, while Estrada was sentenced to five years.

Both men were charged with deceiving “the U.S. government into granting visas and other documents to two dozen Cuban ballplayers,” the Miami-Herald reports. Some of the players that Hernandez and Estrada were responsible for bringing into the country include former Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and Chicago Cubs outfielder Leonys Martin.

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In an attempt to get lenient sentencing for Hernandez and Estrada, lawyers for the men told the judge that their clients were simply trying to give the players a chance at the American dream. “There’s no question that he made a lot of money,” Estrada’s lawyer, Sabrina Puglisi said, according to the Miami-Herald. “But this is not a case… just about greed. Almost every player he trained he’s still in touch with today.”

Prosecutors, however, painted a completely different picture. They said Hernandez and Estrada “coerced, ripped off and threatened” some of the players and their families.

The Miami-Herald reports that during the trial, a wife of one of the players testified and said her husband “was told he would be chopped up and sent to her in a box if he fled Cancun and signed with somebody else.”

They also report that an invoice showed a player had to pay the men $715,000 for “coaching and consulting services.”

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This Is What It Looks Like To Receive A Direct Message From None Other Than Jennifer Lopez

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This Is What It Looks Like To Receive A Direct Message From None Other Than Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has gifted her fans another song to play on repeat, plus a music video!

“Amor, Amor, Amor” takes J.Lo back to New York City as she and her squad get into a dance battle on a subway platform. J.Lo and reggateon superstar Wisin take the lead in a dance battle of the sexes, with dancers from her reality competition show, “World of Dance,” serving as backup.


There is so much amor for this song right now! Fans around the world bought “Amor, Amor, Amor” as soon as it dropped and haven’t stopped listening since.


And as a thank you, Lopez is sliding into the DMs of select fans who share a screenshot of themselves listening to the song.

How does she ever find time for this? She is probably the busiest person in the entertainment world and she still manages to find to time interact with her fans.


Of course that means that her fans have flooded Twitter with screenshot after screenshot.

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They really want that DM! But also, they just love Jenny from the Block and want to support her.


According to this Twitter user, J.Lo is following through with her promise.

So sweet!


Fans are showing Lopez the utmost gratitude for interacting with them.

This is one respectful fandom, tbh.


Fans everywhere are currently lost in their own emotions thanks to this song.

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What do you think about J.Lo’s new single?


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