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https://nypost.com/2018/08/07/ex-yankees-pitcher-expected-to-plead-guilty-as-drug-kingpin/

Former Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza is expected to change his plea later this week in a felony cocaine distribution case, according to a report.

Loaiza — who was arrested in February in San Diego after authorities said they found 44 pounds of cocaine in a van parked in the garage of a rented townhouse — has a “change of plea” hearing listed in Southern California US District Court on Friday, WLS-TV reports.

The Tijuana-born Loaiza, 46, initially pleaded not guilty in February. A change of plea hearing results in a defendant submitting a guilty plea in “99 percent” of all criminal cases, according to the station’s legal analyst Gil Soffer, a former federal prosecutor.

Loaiza’s attorney, Janice Deaton, and a spokesperson for the US attorney in San Diego both declined to comment Monday on the report.

Federal investigators have said they believe Loaiza used the rented townhome as an intermediate destination for cocaine. Prior to his arrest, during which Loaiza was pulled over for a traffic violation and cops found a sophisticated compartment to hide contraband in his Mercedes-Benz, the former MLB star had crossed the Mexican border earlier that day, prosecutors said.

Authorities later obtained a search warrant for Loaiza’s rented home in Imperial Beach, where investigators said they found 44 pounds of cocaine stored less than 1,000 feet from an elementary school.

Loaiza, who posted bail in May, faces a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence and up to life in prison if convicted, according to the station.

Loaiza pitched for nine teams throughout his 14-season career, including the Yankees, Dodgers, White Sox and Pirates. He retired in 2008 with a 126-114 record and a 4.65 career ERA. He was a two-time All-Star and the second-winningest Mexican pitcher in MLB history, second only to Fernando Valenzuela. In 2003, he finished second in the American League Cy Young voting and started the All-Star Game.

Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million as a pro, is also known for appearing on the reality show “I Love Jenni,” featuring him and his wife, Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera. They were in the process of ending their two-year marriage before Rivera died in a plane crash in 2012.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 7th, 2018 07:40 pm
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Fuck him. He sucked for the Jays, and they traded Michael Young to get that piece of shit.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: Fuck him. He sucked for the Jays, and they traded Michael Young to get that piece of shit.


This. One of the worst trades the Jays made. At least Dickey  ate innings.

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SAN DIEGO -- Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California.
Loaiza acknowledged that he possessed about 20 kilograms, or 44 pounds, of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces a minimum of 10 years in a prison and maximum of life when he is sentenced Nov. 2.
The 46-year-old Loaiza was under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His SUV had just left the garage when authorities confronted him.


After a canine sniffed drugs in the SUV, authorities obtained a search warrant for the house and found the cocaine in 20 packages in the compartment of another vehicle parked in the garage. Loaiza admitted in a plea agreement that he transferred the drugs from one vehicle to the other.
Loaiza's attorney, Janice Deaton, declined to speak with reporters after leaving the courthouse.
The hurler played for several major league teams between 1995 and 2008, including the Pittsburgh PiratesNew York YankeesLos Angeles Dodgersand Chicago White Sox. He had a 21-9 record with the White Sox in 2003 and started in the All-Star Game that year.
Born in Tijuana, Loaiza became a celebrity in his native country after marrying the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera. The "Diva de la Banda" was considered to be the most successful female singer ingrupero, a male-dominated Mexico regional style, selling more than 15 million records and acting in reality television before she was killed in a plane crash in 2012.
Rivera filed for divorce shortly before her death, seeking to end their two-year marriage.

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lobo316 wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Fuck him. He sucked for the Jays, and they traded Michael Young to get that piece of shit.


This. One of the worst trades the Jays made. At least Dickey  ate innings.


Dickey ate between them too.

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