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Wander Franco fails to point out for assembly with Dominican prosecutor

U.S. December 28, 2023 / 9:25 PM EST / AP Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco failed to show up Thursday for a meeting with a prosecutor who is investigating him for an alleged relationship with a minor. Prosecutor Olga Diná Llaverías said the investigation will continue regardless of Franco’s no-show. She waited for the

Wander Franco fails to point out for assembly with Dominican prosecutor


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/ AP

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco failed to point out up Thursday for a gathering with a prosecutor who’s investigating him for an alleged relationship with a minor.

Prosecutor Olga Diná Llaverías stated the investigation will proceed no matter Franco’s no-show. She waited for the All-Star participant and his attorneys at her workplace, however they did not seem.

Dominican prosecutors and police confirmed up on Tuesday at a Franco property in Baní, his hometown about 37 miles southwest of Santo Domingo. They didn’t discover the 22-year-old participant to request he seem for testimony.

Wander Franco
Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays throughout a sport towards the Cleveland Guardians at Tropicana Subject on Aug. 12, 2023, in St Petersburg, Florida.

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Franco’s U.S.-based lawyer, Jay Reisinger, declined remark.

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The Dominican Republic’s prosecutors’ workplace stated on Aug. 14 that Franco was underneath investigation due to postings on his social media channels suggesting he had a relationship with a minor. The Related Press has not been capable of confirm the reported posts.

Franco’s no-show could possibly be as a result of his present attorneys might not have been summoned for the assembly. The AP had entry to a doc wherein attorneys Luz Díaz Rodríguez, Rosalina Trueba, Cristian Cabrera and Manuel Rodríguez had been dismissed by Franco.

Franco was having an All-Star season earlier than being sidelined in August, when authorities within the Dominican Republic started investigating claims that Franco had been in a relationship with a minor. 

MLB launched its personal investigation, inserting Franco on the restricted checklist on Aug. 14 earlier than shifting him to administrative depart on Aug. 22 underneath its the joint home violence, sexual assault and little one abuse coverage with the gamers’ affiliation. He was paid obtained service time whereas on administrative depart. There isn’t any timetable for a conclusion of MLB’s investigation and whether or not the outcomes of the probe may result in self-discipline by MLB.

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