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