U.S. Internal Revenue Service begins investigation into illegal gambling by former interpreter Otani “Debt exceeds 1.3 billion won”

Shohei Otani of the LA Dodgers is watching a tablet PC with interpreter Ippei Mizuhara in the dugout during the MLB Seoul Series practice game between Team Korea and the Los Angeles (LA) Dodgers held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.

Ippei Mizuhara, former interpreter for Shohei Ohtani (30, LA Dodgers), who was fired after losing his job after being exposed for illegally gambling a large amount of money, is being investigated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 파워볼사이트

The Associated Press announced on the 22nd (Korean time), “Mizuhara, who had a debt of over $1 million (approximately 1.3 billion won) due to illegal gambling, is being investigated by the IRS after being fired from the Dodgers.”

According to foreign media reports, Mizuhara has recently dabbled in illegal gambling, and is suspected of stealing a large amount of Otani's funds in the process. The amount of the theft is said to be in the millions of dollars.

In the United States, each state has different laws regarding sports betting, but the Dodgers' home state of California makes sports betting illegal, so Mizuhara's illegal activities were exposed.

Mizuhara, who visited Korea with Ohtani for the Seoul Series against San Diego, only worked as an interpreter until the game on the 20th, but was immediately fired after the report and left the Dodgers.

Burke Brettler LLP, the law firm representing Ohtani, explained in a statement on the 21st, “In the process of responding to recent media inquiries, we recognized that Ohtani was the victim of a large-scale theft and handed over the case to the relevant authorities.”

IRS spokesman Scott Billiard confirmed the facts about the Mizuhara investigation but said he could not provide further details. 안전 슬롯사이트