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Kansas man pleads guilty to stealing Jackie Robinson statue, faces more than 19 years in jail

May 10, 2024

The man who was arrested and charged in the February theft of a Jackie Robinson statue from a youth baseball field in Wichita, Kansas, pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Ricky Alderete, 45, was charged with aggravated criminal damage to property, theft of property or services valued at $25,000 to $100,000, making false information and identity theft, according to the Wichita Eagle. He will be sentenced on July 1.

Alderete is looking at more than 19 years in jail. He will also be forced to pay $41,500 to League 42, the youth baseball program founded by executive director Bob Lutz in 2013.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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