MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Pointing to several flaws during their trial, a sports agent and a baseball trainer convicted in Miami of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. want a new one.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
A court filing Tuesday by lawyers for Bartolo Hernandez and Julio Estrada contends there were seven crucial errors in their trial, including an improper introduction of evidence and several mistakes in how witnesses were permitted to testify.
Prosecutors did not immediately file a response.READ MORE: Assisted Living Facility In Lauderhill May Lose License After Woman Dies
Hernandez and Estrada were convicted by a jury March 15th after a six-week trial. Prosecutors said Hernandez faces up to 15 years in prison and Estrada, convicted of more smuggling counts, faces a maximum of 35 years behind bars.
Trial evidence showed the pair ran an operation to smuggle Cuban players in return for a cut of their lucrative baseball contracts.MORE NEWS: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
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