Illegal betting investigation hits Shohei Ohtani, who was allegedly scammed by his translator

Illegal betting investigation hits Shohei Ohtani, who was allegedly scammed by his translator

The Japanese superstar’s lawyers Shohei Ohtani They accused their translator of a scheme in which he used the player’s money to make illegal bets, the newspaper reported Wednesday. LA Times.

According to the newspaper, Ohtani’s name emerged in the midst of a federal investigation against Mathew Bowyer, a California resident who runs an illegal betting ring. He LA Times reported that Ohtani’s lawyers, after being asked for a reaction, “inquired into the actions of his translator, Ippei Mizuhara.”

According to newspaper sources, the money involved in the betting scheme would be around “millions of dollars.” ESPN later reported that the transfer of about $4.5 million from an Ohtani account to the betting network is being investigated.

Through a written statement, the West Hollywood law firm assured that “In the process of responding to recent media requests, we discovered that Shohei has been the victim of a massive scheme and we are turning the matter over to authorities.”

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