Partner Keri Axel Quoted by Los Angeles Times on former Dodger star Yasil Puig Withdrawing Guilty Plea for Sports Betting

Representing former Dodgers star Yasil Puig in a sports betting case, former federal prosecutor Keri Curtis Axel said “significant new evidence” prompted the defense to withdrawal Puig’s agreement to plead guilty of lying to investigators, reported the Los Angeles Times on November 30, 2022.

“I want to clear my name,” Puig said, “I never should have agreed to plead guilty to a crime I did not commit.” Speaking about the new evidence, Axel said, “We are prepared to publicly share that information in the appropriate forum and at the appropriate time.”

In an earlier court hearing, Axel raised the possibility that “Puig might have been entrapped,” reported the Times.

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