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|Ex-White Sox Scouting Exec Indicted
|CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Chicago White Sox scouting executive has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting kickbacks from signing bonuses and contract buyouts.
The indictment accuses David Wilder and two former scouts in Latin America of accepting a total of around $400,000 to secure 23 prospects between 2004 and 2008.
The indictment released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago alleges the kickbacks were concealed from the team. And it doesn't identify specific players.
Wilder is charged with seven counts of mail fraud. If convicted, the 50-year-old from San Francisco could face 20 years in prison for each count.
The two indicted scouts also face mail fraud charges.
The White Sox said they would issue a statement later Wednesday.
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