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Gambling allegations around Dodger Shohei Ohtani's interpreter spurs MLB investigation amid IRS probe. Here's the latest

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Major League Baseball and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating allegations surrounding a Japanese baseball superstar, Shohei Ohtani, and his longtime interpreter. Ohtani’s lawyers accused the interpreter of stealing millions of dollars and placing bets with a bookmaker. The investigations were initiated after the interpreter was fired. Ohtani’s attorneys have not provided details on how the funds were stolen. Ohtani’s success has been overshadowed by the scandal, which involved alleged wire transfers from his bank account and the interpreter’s gambling activities. Both Major League Baseball and the IRS confirmed their investigations.