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Baseball's version of human trafficking doesn't resemble the typical atrocities across the world, in which people, particularly women, are sold and traded, often into sexual slavery. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have left the country to escape Fidel Castro's regime, traversing perilous waters in search of freedom. The price for a typical escape today: $10,000 per person. Baseball players are different, prized by smugglers as diamonds to be sold on the secondary market. Simply because the sport's victims often leave of their own volition and ultimately come into millions of dollars does not lessen the crimes committed by those looking to leverage themselves into a cut of the riches.
Upon receiving his signing bonus, Puig allegedly paid 20 percent of his total contract value to the Florida group that ultimately brought him to the United States in July 2012.
Martin’s lawsuit, filed by Paul Minoff of GrayRobinson law firm, draws a strong connection between the alleged traffickers and Hernandez, who was not cited in the federal indictment. Because smugglers cannot act as agents and take the typical fee, they rely on MLBPA-certified agents to act as business partners, which EDB alluded to in its own suit, when it reduced Martin's fee to 30 percent and gave its other 5 percent to Hernandez
originally posted by: nfflhome
Sorry its hard to feel sorry for anyone in this OP. Everyone walks away with millions.
Where is the pain?