Former MLB star Puig withdraws guilty plea in illegal gambling case

| By Robert Fletcher
Former Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Yasiel Puig has withdrawn his guilty plea in the case related to charges for lying to federal agents who were investigating an illegal gambling operation.
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Earlier this month, Puig pled guilty to the charges after he was interviewed by federal law enforcement agents regarding bets he placed on sporting events with an illegal gambling operation run by an individual named Wayne Nix.

Cuban-born Puig agreed to plead guilty to one count of making false statements, an offense for which he could face up to five years in federal prison.

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