Unanswered questions remain in Ohtani, Mizuhara gambling probe, financial compliance expert says

Unanswered questions remain in Ohtani, Mizuhara gambling probe, financial compliance expert says

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  • Phil Mushnick, New York Post
June 16, 2024 2:20 PM
  • Phil Mushnick, New York Post

Ever see a house fire that emits no smoke?

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Perhaps, however, you could see this smokeless fire from miles and weeks away.

From the moment $700 million international super-duper star Shohei Ohtani’s former pal, Ippei Mizuhara was busted for running up a…sports gambling debt of at least $17 million with Ohtani’s money, executives in the banking, lending and brokerage businesses reached out to warn of a coverup-on-the-come.

In April, MLB quietly announced Ohtani has been exonerated. He had nothing to do with it, thus we were expected to believe Mizuhara was unilaterally granted millions of dollars in credits from bookies without their knowledge or even passing interest that his collateral was independent of his close friendship with Ohtani.