Former MLB All-Star Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison and fined 60 million pesos for his involvement in a corruption scandal while mayor of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic, according to Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101.
Mondesi has been sentenced to 8 years of prison time and a 60 million pesos fine for corruption in his tenure as San Cristobal mayor in DR.
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) September 20, 2017
Mondesi, 46, was elected mayor as a member of the Dominican Liberation Party in 2010, but switched to the Dominican Revolutionary Party a year later. Mondesi served a six-year term (2010-2016) as mayor of San Cristobal, his hometown.
During Mondesi’s six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the outfielder won the 1994 NL Rookie of the Year, was named an NL All-Star (1995), and won two Gold Glove awards. He also played with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Anaheim Angels, and Atlanta Braves over his 13-year MLB career.
Mondesi had a career batting slash line of .273/.331/.485, with 271 home runs and 229 stolen bases. He was known for power/speed combo offensively and for his great arm in right field.
Mondesi’s son, Raul A. Mondesi, is a 22-year-old middle infielder for the Kansas City Royals.