KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -A California-based sports agent has been convicted of smuggling five Cuban baseball players into the United States.
Gus Dominguez, 48, was found guilty Thursday of nearly two dozen federal charges, including conspiracy, smuggling, transporting and harboring, court documents showed.
His attorney, J. Stephen Salter, said they would appeal the convictions. Most of the charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years each in prison.
Dominguez will remain out of jail on bond until his sentencing hearing July 9.
Dominguez helped organize two smuggling trips across the Florida Straits in 2004, federal prosecutors said. The first one failed; the second succeeded with the ballplayers reaching Big Pine Key.
Among the group that came in 2004 were Osbek Castillo, a pitcher with the Arizona Diamondbacks' AA team in Alabama, and Francisely Bueno, a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves' AA affiliate in Mississippi.

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