Matthew Bowyer, another figure who is involved in the recent Shohei Ohtani scandal – La Opinion

Matthew Bowyer, another figure who is involved in the recent Shohei Ohtani scandal – La Opinion

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The Japanese and star player of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani and his former interpreter, Ippei Mizuharaare under formal investigation by Major League Baseball’s investigations department, under an order made by league commissioner Rob Manfred.

Around this scandal there has been a lot of talk about the player, Ohtani and Mizuhara, But until now, comments are beginning to be made about Matthew Bowyer, who was the person who received the money transfer from the Japanese player’s bank account.

While federal investigators continue to investigate an apparent sports betting scheme taking place in Orange County, NBC News confirmed that a total of $4.5 million was transferred from Shohei Ohtani’s account to Matthew Bowyer, an alleged bookmaker who would be based in San Juan Capistrano.

Who is Matthew Bowyer?

We must begin by letting it be known that the home of Matthew Bowyer, who is 48 years old, has his residence in San Juan Capistrano and it was recently raided by the relevant authorities of the case with a search warrant in their hands, and they were able to take computers, cell phones and other electronic assets. This comes after Bowyer was the subject of a federal investigation for apparently running a gambling operation based in Southern California last October.

Bowyer’s attorney recently told NBC Los Angeles that his client was a bookmaker who made the same bets with Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.

How did Matthew Bowyer and Ippei Mizuhara communicate?

It should be highlighted in the same way as since Ippei Mizuhara He became a regular client of Bowyer, the two communicated most of the time through text messages and sometimes had personal meetings.

“According to Matt, Ippei is a man of very few words,” said Bass, who also confirmed that Mizuhara intended to venture into global soccer betting.

Past court records suggest Bowyer filed for bankruptcy in 2011., also showing gambling losses of $425,000 at the Cosmopolitan and Aria casinos. Although his attorney said Bowyer has not been officially charged with any crime, the San Juan Capistrano resident remains a fixture in a judicial investigation.

In addition to this, it was also learned that Muzuhara is being investigated by the IRS, the agency said.

Bowyer’s lawyer has other important points.

Attorney Diane Bass made it clear that the Los Angeles Dodgers playerthe Japanese Shohei Ohtani never mentioned Matthew Bowyer at all, but despite this, he and his interpreter were very good friends and had known each other for a long time.

“The most important thing I want people to know is that Mr. Bowyer He never met Shohe. The only person she dealt with was Ippei.” said Diane Bass, Bowyer’s attorney.

Bass said he began representing Bowyer after the federal raid he experienced last October. The former interpreter of the Japanese Ohtani and other professional athletes met Bowyer through a mutual friend in the city of San Diego last year 2022, according to the lawyer’s information.

Shohei Ohtani’s performer and close friend were fired by the Dodgers of Los Angeles following allegations of illegal gambling and theft against the Japanese baseball star, and the IRS said Thursday that he is under investigation.

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