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Livan Hernandez is the target of a money laundering probe

Apr 27, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

Washington Nationals starter Livan Hernandez pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of their National League baseball game in Washington

This is … unexpected. According to this Spanish language reportwith English summary hereLivan Hernandez is the target of a federal probe related to money laundering on behalf of convicted Puerto Rican drug trafficker Angel Ayala Vázquez, known to his criminal friends as “El Buster.”  (El Buster?). Even if you don’t speak Spanish, please click the Spanish link for the awesome picture.  Antonia Alfonseca was likely unavailable for comment.

As near a can be told from these second and third level reports, Immigration and Customs agents testified in “El Buster’s” trial that a warehouse full of exotic cars and other expensive luxury items allegedly belonging to El Buster were registered to Hernandez.  The feds, when asked, confirmed that the investigation could lead to criminal charges for Hernandez.

There’s obviously a lot more to this — and I’m sure we’ll hear more soon — but it’s all we have now.

UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington fills in some of the pieces here, as well as passes along a short statement from the Nationals:

A team spokesman said Wednesday that the Nationals “are aware of, and continue to monitor, the situation as it pertains to the Angel Manuel Ayala trial.” Hernandez, through the spokesman, declined to comment.

  1. vanquish0916 - Apr 27, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    I no dust Buster anymore!

  2. lgm86 - Apr 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Livan likes his money.

  3. b7p19 - Apr 27, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    So wait, just to clear this up…

    Livan Hernandez is laundering money for a top Puerto Rican drug lord?

  4. jwbiii - Apr 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Quiero los los lentes de sol de Elvis Crespo!

    Antonio Alfonseca will be in Bridgeport, CT this Friday evening.

  5. rynev - Apr 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    Obviously this blue part here is the land.

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