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Cuban suing Yasiel Puig for $12 million

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08:38 AM ET 07.20 | Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false allegations against him that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint, which seeks damages for the "prolonged arbitrary detention and torture" of Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot, was filed in federal district court in Florida. Puig's agent, Jaime Torres, said his client was aware of the lawsuit. Torres said that a lawyer retained by Puig is in the process of filing a response. "This is not something we're going to comment about," Torres said. Corbacho Daudinot is in Cuba, but his lawyers argue that the U.S. court has jurisdiction in this case under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991. The act permits civil cases to be filed in the United States against individuals who commit torture while acting in an official capacity for a foreign nation. The complaint refers to Puig and his mother as "informants" for the government. Puig and his mother testified in a 2010 trial in which Corbacho Daudinot was convicted of human trafficking -- basically, of plotting Puig's escape from Cuba. Corbacho Daudinot denies he ever offered to help Puig defect.

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July 20, 2013  09:25 AM ET

The US should keep their nose out of this. 12 million for testifying is a joke.

July 20, 2013  10:04 AM ET

And Fidel Castro is Italian!!!

July 20, 2013  10:28 AM ET

What happened in Cuba, stays in Cuba!!!!!

July 20, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The US should keep their nose out of this. 12 million for testifying is a joke.

Plain ridiculous,, nothing less nothing more,! :-) :-)

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July 20, 2013  12:21 PM ET

If this guy actually tried to help Puig escape Cuba, then Puig and momma threw him under the bus, Puig owes this guy big time....life in Fidel's prison is no joke. I don't think he owes him $12 mil. but I do think a more reasonable settlement is in order.

July 20, 2013  03:49 PM ET

Add that to a 3 million for snubbing Luis Gonzalez

July 20, 2013  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If this guy actually tried to help Puig escape Cuba, then Puig and momma threw him under the bus, Puig owes this guy big time....life in Fidel's prison is no joke. I don't think he owes him $12 mil. but I do think a more reasonable settlement is in order.

By try to help do you mean charged them money without getting them out of the country?

 
July 20, 2013  04:08 PM ET

Go Dodgers!

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