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Livan Hernandez Linked To Drug Traffickers

By Sky Kerstein
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Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez, who hasn’t won since April 28th, isn’t winning off the field either as The Washington Times Nathan Fenno reports Hernandez is “suspected of being a “straw buyer.””

The Washington Times reports,

“Now the target of a federal money-laundering investigation, Mr. Hernandez is suspected of being a “straw buyer” for Ayala-Vazquez, according to a high-ranking law enforcement source. A straw buyer purchases items for others in their own name, allowing the proceeds from illegal activities such as drug trafficking to be hidden.

The 63-page indictment said the conspiracy by Ayala-Vazquez and his co-defendants used the “straw buyers” to purchase real estate, cars and businesses to make their drug profits appear legitimate.”

LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes spoke to Nate Fenno of the Washington Times today on 106.7 The Fan. He says Hernandez’ name came up several times during the trial Puerto Rican drug kingpin. According to Fenno, Livan was implicated by several witnesses.

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You can read the whole article here.

Hernandez is in his 16th MLB season and second stint with the Nationals.  He is 3-8, 4.15 ERA. this season and is 0-6 with two no decisions in his last eight starts.  Hernandez is a free agent after this season after signing a 1 year/1 million dollar contract extension last year.

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