Mets ex-clubhouse aide pleads guilty

Updated: February 21, 2012, 2:31 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Charlie Samuels has reached a plea with the Queens District Attorney that allows the former New York Mets clubhouse manager to avoid jail time.

Queens DA Richard A. Brown announced Tuesday that Samuels, 55, pleaded guilty to possessing nearly $2.3 million in Mets merchandise and collectables without the organization's consent and to avoiding state and local taxes.

"The defendant was a once trusted employee of the New York Mets who, by his guilty plea, admits that he took advantage ...

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