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Shohei Ohtani's ex-interpreter Ippei Mizuhara in custody

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Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Shohei Ohtani, is in federal custody after surrendering to law enforcement Friday.

Mizuhara is accused of stealing more than $16 million over two years from the Los Angeles Dodgers superstar to pay off gambling debts to an illegal sportsbook, according to an affidavit filed by federal authorities Thursday.

Federal authorities filed a complaint accusing Mizuhara of bank fraud, which can carry a maximum fine of up to $1 million and/or up to 30 years in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines.