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Wife of former Mariners outfielder sentenced to prison for ripping off Felix Hernandez’s wife

Jun 24, 2014, 2:20 PM EST

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Last October the news broke that Maria Peguero, wife of then-Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, faced federal wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180,000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, the wife of Mariners starter Felix Hernandez.

In February she pled guilty. Today she was sentenced: she’ll do a year and a day in prison and has agreed to make restitution.

Carlos Peguero now plays for Omaha in the Royals organization. I doubt that Maria is going to Leavenworth over this, but if she becomes a problem inmate and gets shipped there for some reason, she’ll be less than a three hour drive away.

  1. historiophiliac - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Oh, I foresee no sexist comments on this post…

    • tbird05 - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      How rosy the world must look from those glasses you wear…

      • dondada10 - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:39 PM

        Claiming somebody is seeing things through rose colored glasses is an idiom implying that somebody is perpetually optimistic. Anticipating misogynist comments, which is what historio is doing, is by no means optimistic. Ergo, fail.

      • tbird05 - Jun 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM

        Sorry, forgot to use the sarcastic font.

  2. aphillieated - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    These h0es ain’t loyal.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      To whom are you referring?

      • kappy32 - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

        Quit being a little PC dork. Are you going to troll every comment on this story that could even slightly be seen as sexist? Jerks like you are the real problem. People like you, sitting on your high horse, telling other people what is right & wrong, are much more annoying & intolerable than are the simple-minded idiots who post stupid things in comment sections on websites & blogs. Now, you can bring your nose down, remove your PC badge, and let people write whatever they feel like writing. The idiots who post sexist, racist, and other bigoted remarks do enough to make themselves look like A-holes. This site – and this world for that matter – doesn’t need another A-hole pointing out A-holeness of other people. There is a reason why God – whichever God you pray to – gave people only 1 A-hole. 2 A-holes are as useful as tits on a bull. Ya digg?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

        You’re an a-hole? Okay.

      • cur68 - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:50 PM

        Let me get this straight, kappy32: you wrote that diatribe at the lady responding to the sexist comment, right? You spent your time and effort to correct her and NOT the sexist jackass, right? THAT’S where you drew the line? You drew it at the lady objecting to the word “ho” and other sure to come sexist remarks, right? Think about that for a minute. That’s the difference between you and her. She’s prepared to got to bat AGAINST random hurtful remarks. You’re prepared to do…well what? Yell at her? Stand up for the rights of…a-holes to be a-holes? Well if they have a right to be a-holes, SHE has a right to call them a-holes. As for you, yep, you’re an a-hole.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

        Oooh, love the new beaver pic. That’s beaver, not woodchuck, right?

      • cur68 - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

        Hey!

      • blabidibla - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:01 PM

        Never ceases to amaze me when people get on their high horses to tell other people they should get off their high horses.

        Somewhere, there must be a farm with nothing but fields full of marijuana plants and corrals full of horses.

  3. asimonetti88 - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Really? She thought they wouldn’t notice $180,000 gone? What an idiot.

    • normcash - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      According to the story, Mrs. Hernandez never noticed because they have a 3rd party manage their finances. If Saks and Morgan Stanley hadn’t been eagle-eyed, this might have gone unnoticed…When you’re making $20M, $180K is sofa-cushion money ;-)

  4. shawnuel - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    That is true but you leave out the more sinister element: Peguero took advantage of Mrs. Hernandez’ limited grasp of the English language to manipulate her into paying for things with her credit cards.

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Restitution? That could take a while.

    • ironcurtin64 - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Especially when you can’t hit off-speed pitches.

  6. 4cornersfan - Jun 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    We know that she is not very good on the internet, but can she cook and sew?

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