Report: Loaiza expected to plead guilty in cocaine distribution case
Former major-league pitcher Esteban Loaiza is expected to plead guilty in a United States federal cocaine distribution case.Loaiza has a "Change of Plea" hearing scheduled for Friday after initially pleading not guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine. This type of hearing results in a guilty plea in "99 percent of cases," according to former federal prosecutor Gil Soffer.
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Former major league pitcher Esteban Loaiza is facing felony drug charges after being arrested with over 20 kilograms of what is suspected to be heroin or cocaine. Ex- MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested after 20 kilograms of powder found at rental home.
Esteban Loaiza pleaded not guilty to a felony drug charge after police found 44 pounds of a substance believed to be cocaine in a home he rented. CHULA VISTA, California (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza , who earned more than million over 14 seasons, denied allegations
Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleaded guilty to drug trafficking Friday in federal court in San Diego, and faces life in prison, according to ESPN.
However, according to ESPN, by pleading guilty Loaiza expects a lesser sentence. The minimum sentence for the charge is 10 years. He also faces deportation to his native Mexico after completion of his sentence.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Police arrested Loaiza in February and charged him with possessing more than 20 kilos of heroin and/or cocaine for purchase/sale and for transporting for sale narcotics and/or a controlled substance. Police alleged he was using "sophisticated" smuggling devices to smuggle 22 kilograms of cocaine from a house located near a school.
Colorado man pleads guilty in marijuana smuggling murders
GREELEY, Colo. — A 39-year-old northeastern Colorado man has pleaded guilty to his role in the October 2015 deaths of two Oklahoma men during a dispute over marijuana smuggling. The Greeley Tribune reports Jack Larkin of Pierce pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 23-year-old Josh Foster and 22-year-old Zach Moore of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Sentencing is set for September.Larkin's half brother, Samuel Pinney, is serving life without parole for first-degree murder.
Loaiza faces 10 years to life after pleading guilty . Former major league pitcher Esteban Loaiza is facing felony drug charges after being arrested with over 20 kilograms of what is suspected to be heroin or cocaine.
Esteban Loaiza , who was arrested Friday on suspicion of drug smuggling, denied all allegations during an appearance Wednesday in San Diego County Superior Court. Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies smuggling, dealing cocaine.
The 46-year-old Loaiza pitched for eight teams in a 14-year MLB career, posting a 126-114 mark and 4.65 ERA. A two-time All-Star, his best season came in 2003 with the White Sox when he posted a 21-9 mark with a 2.90 ERA. He finished second in the AL Cy Young voting that year.
The right hander also pitched for the Pirates, Rangers, Blue Jays, A's, Dodgers, Nationals and Yankees.
Loaiza's 126 MLB victories are second to only Fernando Valenzuela's 173 among natives of Mexico.
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Manny Machado of the Dodgers follows hits his 1,000th career single against the Rockies on Aug. 9 in Denver, Colorado. The Dodgers won 8-5.
The Nationals' Matt Wieters makes the tag at home plate on the Braves' Freddie Freeman as home plate umpire Vic Carapazza prepares to make the call on Aug. 9 in Washington. The Nationals won 6-3.
The Yankees' Miguel Andujar reacts as he heads down the third base line after hitting a two-run home run against the Rangers on Aug. 9 in New York. The Yankees won 7-3.
Southern California drug raids net nearly two dozen people, thousands of pounds of narcotics
Authorities arrested nearly two dozen people Wednesday in a series of drug raids across Southern California, disrupting a vast smuggling ring linked to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa cartel that funneled hundreds of pounds of narcotics across the border using small aircraft and other means to cities throughout the United States. Capping a three-year investigation, more than 250 law enforcement officials fanned out across Los Angeles, Santa Ana and several Inland Empire cities, arresting 22 people, said Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office. In all, 57 defendants were named in three indictments stemming from the case.
Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested last week in San Diego and faces several felony drug charges, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Time.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in California. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Mercer's bad luck
The Pirates' Jordy Mercer slides, but is tagged out by the Giants' Buster Posey on Aug. 9 in San Francisco. The Pirates won 10-5.
The Indians' Michael Brantley is mobbed by teammates after he drove in the game-winning run against the Twins on Aug. 9 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians won 5-4.
Devon Travis of the Blue Jays is tagged out at second base by Brock Holt of the Red Sox as he tries to stretch an RBI single into a double on Aug. 9 in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 8-5.
Beating the ball
Enrique Hernandez of the Dodgers beats the throw to Chris Iannetta of the Rockies to score a run on a sacrifice fly on Aug. 9 in Denver, Colorado. The Dodgers won 8-5.
Not fast enough
The Orioles' Austin Wynns, left, prepares to tag out the Rays' Mallex Smith as he was trying to score on a single by Matt Duffy Aug. 9 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 5-4.
Point of contact
The Yankees' Aaron Hicks hits a home run off of the White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito on Aug. 8 in Chicago. The Yankees won 7-3.
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves makes a catch on a hit by Matt Adams of the Nationals on Aug. 8 in Washington, DC. The Braves won 8-3.
Rafael Devers of the Red Sox is congratulated by Eduardo Nunez after hitting a two-run homer action against the Blue Jays on Aug. 8 in Toronto, Canada. The Red Sox won 10-5.
The Athletics' Marcus Semien, center, scores against the Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal, right, as umpire Mike Muchlinski watches on Aug. 8 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won 3-2.
The Cardinals' Matt Carpenter watches his home run against the Marlins on Aug. 8 in Miami. The Cardinals won 7-1.
Salvador Perez dumps water onto Heath Fillmyer of the Royals after they defeated the Cubs on Aug. 8 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals won 9-0.
The Phillies' Odubel Herrera is unable to make a diving catch against the Diamondbacks on Aug. 8 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks won 6-0.
Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring
Federal authorities in Los Angeles say 22 people have been arrested and are accused of smuggling large amounts of narcotics into the U.S. from Mexico. The arrests of 22 suspects come on the heels of a nearly three-year investigation into three drug trafficking organizations that authorities say were working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. The groups, which received the drugs from the cartel in northern Mexico, would then stash them in soup cans, inside hidden compartments in cars and used small aircraft — though authorities wouldn't say whether they were manned or drones — to transport the drugs over the border, officials said.
Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested last week in San Diego and faces several felony drug charges, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
Former MLB Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Arrested With Over 20 Kilograms of Drugs . Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested last week in San Diego and faces several felony drug charges, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
Mobbing the man
Francisco Lindor of the Indians is mobbed by teammates after hitting a game winning three-run home run off Trevor Hildenberger of the Twins on Aug. 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians won 5-2.
The Angels' Justin Upton hits a two-run home run against the Tigers on Aug. 8 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 6-0.
Scooter Gennett of the Reds is tagged out trying to steal second by Amed Rosario of the Mets on Aug. 8 in New York City. The Mets won 8-0.
Let them talk
Manager Dave Martinez of the Nationals and umpire Greg Gibson argue as Juan Soto of the Nationals is pushed away by his coaching staff against the Braves on Aug. 8 in Washington, DC. The Braves won 8-3.
From the middle
Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run off the White Sox's Tyler Danish during the 10th inning on Aug. 7 in Chicago. Yankees won 4-3.
Mitch Moreland of the Red Sox hits a three-run home run in the 10th inning against the Blue Jays on Aug. 7 in Toronto, Canada. Red Sox won 10-7.
Welcome to the hut!
The Cardinals' Paul DeJong, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-home run during the seventh inning against the Marlins on Aug. 7 in Miami. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins 3-2.
The Braves' Nick Markakis slides into home during the ninth inning on Aug. 7 in Washington. The Braves won 3-1.
The Cubs' Javier Baez gestures after scoring on a David Bote single during the fifth inning against the Royals on Aug. 7 in Kansas City, Mo. The Cubs won 5-0.
Manny Machado of the Dodgers is unable to make a play to first base in the fourth inning against the Athletics on Aug. 7 in Oakland, California. Dodgers won 4-2.
Away it goes
Starlin Castro of the Marlins hits a home run against the Cardinals, on Aug. 6 in Miami, Flo. The Marlins won 2-1.
Indians decimate Twins
Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians celebrates with Erik Gonzalez (9) after hitting a three-run home run off Matt Belisle of the Twins, on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, OH. The Indians defeated the Twins 10-0.
On the mound again
Roberto Osuna of the Astros pitches against the Giants, on Aug. 6 in San Francisco, Calif. The Astros won 3-1.
Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges
Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has pleaded guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of coca He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2. Loaiza had been under surveillance when he was arrested in February near a house in Imperial Beach, which borders Tijuana, Mexico. His sliver Mercedes SUV had just left the garage when authorities stopped him.
This is a new one: Esteban Loaiza , drug kingpin. The second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in MLB history was arrested Friday with 20 kilos of heroin or cocaine, according to San Diego police records.
Ex- MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has formally pled guilty to felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute and now faces up to life in prison.
Saved by a second
The Cubs' Ben Zobrist reaches third before the tag from Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier, on a triple, on Aug. 6 in Kansas City, Mo. The Cubs won 3-1.
Back to winning
The Yankees' Gleyber Torres (center), is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run against the White Sox, on Aug. 6 in Chicago, IL. The Yankees won 7-0.
Nationals catcher Matt Wieters in the dugout after a solo home run against the Reds, on Aug. 5 in Washington, D.C. The Nationals defeated the Reds 2-1.
Dodgers second base Brian Dozier hits a double during the game against the Astros, on Aug. 5 in Los Angeles, CA. The Dodgers won 3-2.
Back with a bang
The Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi gets doused after hitting the game-winning RBI single against the Yankees on Aug. 5 in Boston. The Red Sox won 5-4 in the 10th inning despite lagging 1-4 until top of 9th.
Hunter Renfroe of the Padres hits a two run homer against the Cubs, on Aug. 5 in Chicago, IL. The Padres defeated the Cubs 10-6.
Bud Norris of the Cardinals celebrates after winning against the Pirates, on Aug. 5 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Cardinals won 2-1.
Escaping done right
The Indians' Brandon Guyer slides safely into home plate as the Angels' Jose Briceno, cannot make the tag, on Aug. 5 in Cleveland. The Indians won 4-3.
Evan's key homer
Evan Longoria (10) of the Giants, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Archie Bradley of the Diamondbacks, on Aug. 5 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Giants won 3-2.
Swing and hit
Mitch Moreland of the Red Sox hits a two run home run during the first inning against the Yankees on Aug 4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 4-1.
The Reds' Mason Williams slides past the tag attempt of Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo for a double during the fourth inning on Aug. 4 in Washington. The Nationals won 6-2.
Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed in the first inning against the Giants on Aug. 4 in Phoenix. Diamondbacks won 9-3.
Taste of success
Astros Yuli Gurriel pours candy near the mouth of Jake Marisnick, who had hit a two-run home run against the Dodgers during the ninth inning on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. Astros won 14-0,
19th homer for Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu of the White Sox hits a homer in the fourth inning against the Rays on Aug. 4 in St Petersburg, Florida. White Sox won 2-1.
Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Beat Mega Bemax Edition
Kentucky tries for 3-0 in the Bahamas, stop comparing Tyler Herro to only white players, Josh Allen ready for the spotlight, and Zion Williamson is 285 pounds.Tonight is the big test as the Cats take on Mega Bemax out of Serbia. This club has produced numerous NBA players and they have a few prospects on the team right now. The NBA has sent scouts from almost every team in the league to check out this match up.
Former Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking charges on Friday, reversing an earlier not- guilty plea . He pleaded not- guilty at first, but changed his plea to guilty on Friday.
Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza appeared in a U.S. court and pleaded not guilty to drug charges involving 44 pounds of suspected cocaine. Ex- MLB All-Star Pitcher Estaban Loaiza in Court on Drug Charges. Link.
Chills down the spine
Red Sox starting pitcher, Rick Porcello, is doused after he pitched a one-hitter against the Yankees, on Aug. 3 in Boston. The Red Sox won 4-1.
Ohtani smashes HR
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels hits a two run home run off Mike Clevinger of the Indians (not pictured), on Aug. 3 in Cleveland, OH. The Angels won 7-4.
Pedro saves Cubs
Pedro Strop of the Cubs reacts after getting the final out against the Padres, on Aug. 3 in Chicago, IL. The Cubs won 5-4.
The Diamondbacks', David Peralta, points to the crowd as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Giants, on Aug. 3 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 6-3.
Pirates catcher, Francisco Cervelli, top, tags out the Cardinals', Tyler O'Neill, on Aug. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 7-6.
George Springer of the Astros hits a two RBI double against the Dodgers, on Aug. 3 in Los Angeles. The Astros won 2-1.
The Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches his grand slam off the Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, foreground, on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 21-5.
Jackie Bradley Jr., left, of the Red Sox dives into home plate as he avoids the tag of Austin Romine of the Yankees in a rundown on Aug. 2 in Boston. The Red Sox 15-7.
Jeff Mathis of the Diamondbacks breaks his bat against the Giants on Aug. 2 in Phoenix. The Giants won 8-1.
The Nationals' Bryce Harper scores as the Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart waits for the throw on a sacrifice fly by Matt Wieters on Aug. 2 in Washington. The Nationals won 10-4.
The Cardinals' Jose Martinez celebrates after hitting a walk-off single to defeat the Rockies on Aug. 2 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 3-2.
Cubs' only solace
The Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, scores around the tag of the Padres catcher Austin Hedges on Aug. 2 in Chicago. The Padres won 6-1.
Jurickson Profar celebrates with Rougned Odor of the Rangers after hitting a three-run home run against the Orioles on Aug. 2 in Arlington. The Rangers won 17-8.
Steve Pearce of the Red Sox reacts with Andrew Benintendi after hitting a go-ahead three-run home run against the Yankees on Aug. 2 in Boston. The Red Sox 15-7.
Winning in style
The Phillies' Maikel Franco throws his bat and runs the bases after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Marlins on Aug. 2 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 5-2.
The Angels' Andrelton Simmons makes a diving stop on a ground ball by the Rays' Daniel Robertson and is able to force Matt Duffy on Aug. 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays' won 4-2.
Dodging safely to home
The Dodgers' Chris Taylor, left, scores under the tag of the Brewers catcher Manny Pina on sacrifice bunt on Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4.
Manager Aaron Boone of the Yankees pulls starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, from the game as Austin Romine stands by against the Orioles on Aug. 1 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Orioles won 7-5.
In full throttle
The Cubs' Cole Hamels delivers against the Pirates on Aug. 1 in Pittsburgh. The Cubs won 9-2.
All bases covered
The Nationals' Juan Soto, left, is safe at second base on a fielder's choice as the Mets' Amed Rosario leaves the bag to catch on Aug. 1 in Washington. The Nationals won 5-3.
Just in time
The Cardinals' Daniel Poncedeleon, left, is out at first as the Rockies' Ian Desmond handles the throw on Aug. 1 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 6-3.
Gleyber Torres of the Yankees hits a three-run home run against the Orioles on Aug. 1 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Orioles won 7-5.
The Indians Rajai Davis, right, slides ahead of the play by the Twins catcher Mitch Garver to steal home on Aug. 1 in Minneapolis. The Indians won 2-0.
Aledmys Diaz of the Blue Jays leaps and watches the ball go over his head for a base hit off the bat of Mark Canha of the Athletics on Aug. 1 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won 8-3.
The worst-ever defeat
The scoreboard reads, 25-4, after the Mets lost to the Nationals on July 31 in Washington, DC.
Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes
Cambodian authorities seized nearly 100 kilogrammes of ecstasy hidden in pet food shipments from Germany, police said Monday, after charging a Chinese national in connection with the record haul. The suspect, identified as Yao Zeye, was arrested on August 7 after coming to the Phnom Penh central post office to pick up the boxes, said National Anti-Drugs Authority deputy secretary-general Mok Chito.In total 98 kilogrammes of MDMA pills -- better known as ecstasy -- were discovered in the shipment, which was intended for distribution locally and in Vietnam.
Ex- MLB star Esteban Loaiza is fighting the charges in his cocaine smuggling case -- pleading not guilty to possessing more than 40 POUNDS of blow. The 46-year-old former All-Star pitcher appeared in court in his jailhouse jumpsuit
Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested last week in San Diego and faces several felony drug charges, according to the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
Maikel Franco of the Phillies evades the tag at home plate by Blake Swihart, right, of the Red Sox to score on July 31 in Boston. The Phillies won 3-1.
Travis Jankowski of the Padres climbs the wall as he tries to make the catch on a home run hit by Andrew McCutchen of the Giants on July 31 in San Diego. The Giants won 3-2.
The Pirates' Francisco Cervelli watches his two-run home run off the Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester on July 31 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 5-4.
Three in one
The Yankees' Miguel Andujar hits a three-run home run against the Orioles on July 31 in Bronx, New York. The Yankees won 6-3.
Brian Anderson of the Marlins collides with Ozzie Albies of the Braves as he slides into second base with an RBI-double on July 31 in Atlanta. The Braves won 11-6.
Out of reach
The Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna is unable to catch an RBI double by the Rockies' Trevor Story on July 31 in St. Louis. The Rockies won 6-3.
Pleading his case
Lorenzo Cain of the Brewers pleads his case after he was called out at home on a play by Austin Barnes of the Dodgers on a throw from Enrique Hernandez on July 31 in Los Angeles. The Brewers won 1-0.
Jose Ramirez, left, of the Indians slides into home scoring a run while Bobby Wilson of the Twins attempts the tag on July 31 in Minnesota. The Indians won 6-2.
Alleged Trump Hollywood Star Vandal Pleads Not Guilty, Defends "Rightful and Just Act" .
"I think that the repercussions of it were only positive," says the 24-year-old suspect.Clay Austin, 24, pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office.