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A Decade-Long Timeline of the Shohei Ohtani–Ippei Mizuhara Saga

Apr 12, 2024

The drama around Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani appears to be coming to an end. On Thursday, the Department of Justice filed a criminal complaint against Ippei Mizuhara, Ohtani’s longtime interpreter, and charged him with bank fraud related to an alleged theft of $16 million from his friend.

How did we get here? Below is a decade-long timeline of the Ohtani-Mizuhara relationship and Mizuhara’s descent into an apparently serious gambling problem. The texts and interactions with illegal bookmakers are as reproduced and alleged by the federal complaint; Mizuhara has not been convicted of any crime.

Source: Front Office Sports

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