Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani’s disgraced former interpreter, pleads guilty to bank and tax fraud in connection with gambling scheme and now faces up to 33 years in prison

Shohei Ohtani’s disgraced former interpreter faces a maximum sentence of 33 years in prison after pleading guilty to bank and tax fraud charges.

Ippei Mizuhara pleaded guilty in a federal court in California on Tuesday following the first of Major League Baseball’s two massive gambling scandals of 2024.

Authorities say there was no evidence that Ohtani was involved in – or even aware of – Mizuhara’s gambling problem.


Ippei Mizuhara is seen leaving a federal court in Los Angeles after pleading guilty to fraud 

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