Mizuhara wired Ohtani’s money to ‘Real Housewives’ star, who funneled it through Resorts World and Pechanga: report

Mizuhara wired Ohtani’s money to ‘Real Housewives’ star, who funneled it through Resorts World and Pechanga: report

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  • Tisha Thompson, ESPN
May 8, 2024 8:56 PM

Ryan Boyajian, a current cast member of Bravo’s reality TV series “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” is the bookmaker’s associate to whom Ippei Mizuhara wired money to pay his gambling debts, multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation told ESPN.

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Mizuhara is accused of stealing $16 million from Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani to feed what Mizuhara described to ESPN as a gambling addiction. His arraignment has been rescheduled to May 14.

As first reported by ESPN, and later detailed in the criminal complaint against Mizuhara, Mathew Bowyer, the illegal bookmaker under investigation, told the interpreter he could pay his gambling debts by wiring money into the account of Bowyer’s associate, known in the complaint as “Associate 1.”