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US Bans Visas for 10 Dominican Baseball Prospects


The United States has banned 10 Dominican baseball prospects from receiving U.S. visas for their involvement in a fraudulent marriage scheme.

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo said it received a number of visa applications from Dominican baseball players during the first two weeks of February. Several of the men had recently married, according to an embassy statement.

Consular officers determined the players had become involved in a fraudulent marriage scheme with the intention of bringing Dominican women to the United States. Embassy spokesman Dale Largent declined to provide the identities of the players or the U.S. Major League Baseball teams interested in them.

Some information for this report provided by AP.