The ringleader of a smuggling organization that brought more than 1,000 Cubans into the U.S. will spend more than 14 years in a federal prison.
The person said to be in charge of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving smuggling.
The Miami Marlins’ run towards a playoff birth hit a bump in the road on Wednesday afternoon.
Like many Cuban baseball stars, outfielder Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the communist island for the bright lights and big money of Major League Baseball. Martin accomplished his goal in 2011 when he signed with the Texas Rangers, but not before what court documents and the Justice Department describe as a harrowing ordeal in which he was held for ransom in Mexico while his family members were kept under surveillance in South Florida.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.