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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
D.R. official: No charges for Leo Nunez

Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez will not face charges for using false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.

Central Electoral Commission President Roberto Rosario on Tuesday urged any athlete in a similar situation to contact authorities and help identify whoever provides false documents.

Dominican authorities detained Hector Pena Diaz last week. He is suspected of falsifying Nunez's documents.

A person familiar with Nunez's immigration status told The Associated Press last week that his real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and that he is 29, a year older than listed in the team media guide.

Nunez is on Major League Baseball's restricted list.