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Howard Kusnick Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

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While it seems as though the lawsuit filed by Howard A. Kusnick PA against Kellin Deglan (the #22 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft) is stalled (the most recent movement being Deglan filing a new motion to dismiss), Howard Kusnick has his hands full with different court proceedings.  

Kusnick, a principal at Double Diamond Sports Management, which represents Lorenzo Cain, Jeremy Jeffress, Philippe Valiquette, and Juan Carlos Sulbaran amongst others, was charged on Friday, May 27, 2011 with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  The offense is punishable by up to five years in prison, but the Broward/Palm Beach New Times reports that Kusnick is expected to plead guilty as part of an arrangement with the FBI, which will likely mean less than a full five years in prison.

The Sun Sentinel was more specific about the charges against Kusnick.  The Sentinel stated that Kusnick has been accused of providing false legal information to help Scott Rothstein trick a car dealer Ed Morse and his wife out of $57 million.  Kusnick is expected to make his first court appearance this week.

Absolutely nothing I write will compare to Bob Norman’s Sunday Post titled, Karma Catches up with Kusnick.  I wonder if any rival agents will be sending the article to Double Diamond Sports Management clients or if the MLB Players Association is paying any attention to this matter.

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