Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.

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    Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.

    From ESPN.com:

    Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested Cleveland Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona and accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said.

    Colonel Maximo Aybar Baez, a spokesman for the Dominican police, said on his Twitter account that Carmona, whose actual name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested after leaving the U.S. Consulate in the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

    Authorities said Heredia is 31 years old and not 28, as he has claimed.

    "This arrest is part of the measures taken by the National Police (NP), in coordination with the American Consulate. The NP invited Dominican prospects not to be misled by those who sell fake illusions based on illegality," Baez said on Twitter.

    The pitcher was trying to renew his visa so he could attend spring training in February.

    The arrest is the second identity case involving a major leaguer in four months. Last fall, police in the Dominican Republic arrested Miami Marlins pitcher Leo Nunez for using a false identity. He is actually Juan Oviedo and he remains on the Marlins' roster.

    Oviedo, who no longer faces charges, agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Marlins earlier this week, but his visa status remains uncertain.

     
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    Strange happenings in the D.R.
     
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    Re: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.

    Sad that the team did not help him out. as far as the age, there has been allegations in the past about players from the Dominican Republic under reporting their age.
     
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    In Response to Re: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.:
    Strange happenings in the D.R.
    Posted by jesseyeric


    Strange indeed - makes you wonder if it's just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
     
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    The Indians probably "tipped-off" the US Embassy in the DR due to Carmon's poor performance and high price tag. Maybe if the Sox used a little bit of money to launch an investigation of their own, they could save a ton on what Ortiz is asking for and use it towards pitching. He has got to be older than he claims.

     
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    So he broke the law, he should not be given a Visa to get into the country in my opinion.  We are a nation of laws, at least we used to be.  Let him pitch in Japan or Mexico.
     
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    In Response to Re: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.:
    In Response to Re: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R. : Are you suggesting that Japan and Mexico are not nations of law? If a European ancestor used a false name to escape poverty and oppression, that ancestor often becomes a hero to his American descendents.
    Posted by hill55


    Nice. If this was Facebook, I would click on "Like".
     
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    From ESPN.com: Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested Cleveland Indians right-hander Fausto Carmona and accused him of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said. Colonel Maximo Aybar Baez, a spokesman for the Dominican police, said on his Twitter account that Carmona, whose actual name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, was arrested after leaving the U.S. Consulate in the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Authorities said Heredia is 31 years old and not 28, as he has claimed. "This arrest is part of the measures taken by the National Police (NP), in coordination with the American Consulate. The NP invited Dominican prospects not to be misled by those who sell fake illusions based on illegality," Baez said on Twitter. The pitcher was trying to renew his visa so he could attend spring training in February. The arrest is the second identity case involving a major leaguer in four months. Last fall, police in the Dominican Republic arrested Miami Marlins pitcher Leo Nunez for using a false identity. He is actually Juan Oviedo and he remains on the Marlins' roster. Oviedo, who no longer faces charges, agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Marlins earlier this week, but his visa status remains uncertain.
    Posted by mrmojo1120

    Stuff like this just seems to happen over and over in the DR. And he pitches in the bigs for years before getting caught. It's pretty clear that we are seeing only part of the iceberg at least.

     
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    Re: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.

    I wonder if Colonel Maximo Aybar Baez is related to the lawyer,Jose Baez.

    Maybe Maximo Aybar Baez, isn't his real name , either.

    These people have also used names other than their real names:

    Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard.

    Groucho , Chico , Harpo and Zeppo Marx.

    Elton John.

    Rodney Dangerfield.

    Muddy Waters.

    So, I am to understand that if Fausto Carmona used his real name on his visa ( Roberto Hernandez Heredia) , he wouldn't have been allowed in this country to play baseball?

     
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