Former Dodgers All-Star player, Raul Mondesi, was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined for corruption while he served as mayor in his home country. Now many are looking for information on the Raul Mondesi corruption story and Raul Mondesi’s net worth. For more details, have a look at our very own Raul Mondesi wiki.
Raul Mondesi Stats
Raul Ramon Mondesi was born on March 12, 1971 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. The former outfielder joined the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1993 to 1999 and was later traded to the Toronto Blue Jays from 2000 to 2002. Raul Mondesi’s Yankee career started in 2002 and ended shortly in 2003, but he later played for the Pirates, Angels in 2004, and the Braves in 2005. His batting average was .273 and he had 271 home runs.
Raul Mondesi Sentenced to Prison
Mondesi, 46, traded his baseball bat and jersey for a suit and tie when he became mayor of his hometown of San Cristobal, from 2010 to 2016. According to a recent report, the former baseball player was sentenced to eight years in jail for corruption charges and fined 60.0 million Dominican pesos (approximately $1.26 million). The charges were in relation to an audit, according Dominican Today via Bleacher Report.
According to the report: “The audit found alleged the inconsistencies in the purchase of consumables, toys, tires and other items in violation of Law 340-06, in addition to withholding taxes from the Internal Taxes Agency and the undocumented rental of vehicles.”
He was previously part of the Dominican Liberation Party but later switched to the Dominican Revolutionary Party.
Raul Mondesi’s Son
The former mayor has a son named Raul A. Mondesi Jr. who was born on July 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. He followed in his father’s footsteps, currently playing for the Kansas City Royals and stands at 6’1″, weighing 185-lbs. He signed with the Royals in a $2.0 million deal when he was just 16 years old, in 2011.
So far, there has been no comment from either Raul Sr. or his family on his recent sentencing. The mayoral office in his hometown also hasn’t released a statement to address the incident (other than the audit), but he was also barred for campaigning from political office for at least a decade.