Dominican prospect faked age, name

Updated: February 18, 2009, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. -- A top baseball prospect from the Dominican Republic who received a $1.4 million signing bonus from the Washington Nationals lied about his age and name in what team president Stan Kasten called "an elaborate scheme."

"I'm angry. I'm very angry. We've been defrauded," Kasten said Wednesday. "And make no mistake: This wasn't a college kid with a fake ID."

"This was a deliberate, premeditated fraud" that involved bribes, along with falsified hospital and school records, ...

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