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A-Rod is blasted as a ‘serial cheater and liar’ in bitter legal battle with his ex brother-in-law

Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez may face 30 years in jail following gorgeous allegations of ‘racketeering’ and ’embezzlement’ in his $50million court docket battle with his ex-wife’s brother, DailyMail.com can solely reveal.

A-Rod is now accused of a string of significant crimes in a legal submitting a part of a civil declare that he fraudulently lower out former relative Constantine Scurtis from the $1billion actual property empire they constructed collectively.

The sports activities hero fianc of singer Jennifer Lopez, 51, faces the accusations in sensational new court docket paperwork filed in Miami.

These embody allegations of submitting false tax paperwork, insurance coverage fraud, interstate wire fraud, mail fraud and racketeering.

Alex Rodriguez is being sued for $50million by his ex-wife Cynthia’s brother Constantine Scurtis. He’s pictured on the seaside final week in Turks and Caicos

A-rod is pictured with his ex brother in legislation Constantine Scurtis (far proper) assembly with Jose Gomez and Warren Buffett in Omaha in 2006. Buffett later wrote to them saying: ‘You are doing higher with your investments than I’m. In truth I can not consider a extra logical program than the one you might be following’

Alex Rodriguez is being sued for $50million by his ex-wife Cynthia’s brother Constantine Scurtis (proper). Alex and Cynthia are pictured left

Scurtis’ legal professionals make the brand new claims in a long-running civil case which is set for jury trial in August.

A-Rod DENIES ex brother-in-law’s claims

Statement from Alex Rodriguez’s legal professional:

‘Constantine Scurtis, Mr. Rodriguez former brother-in-law, initially filed go well with towards Rodriguez in December 2014. Since that point, Scurtis has amended his grievance a number of occasions, to incorporate Mr. Zook and a a number of of restricted legal responsibility partnerships and different enterprise entities asserting a hodgepodge of fabricated claims which are wholly with out advantage.

‘In 2020, Scurtis was allowed to amend his claims to incorporate a declare for punitive damages. That modification was subsequently disallowed by the appellate court docket.

‘After six years, Scurtis lately terminated his group of 4 legal professionals and engaged new counsel to amend his grievance for a fourth time. Sadly, Scurtis expanded his claims but once more to incorporate and publicly sensationalize further allegations as a part of his scheme to impugn and shakedown Rodriguez for cash which Scurtis is not entitled to and to flee reimbursement of considerable monies owed which is the topic of a countersuit towards him.

‘To be clear, we view Scurtis’ claims as baseless and completely dispute legal responsibility for all claims asserted.’

If the accusations stay in the proceedings and A-Rod loses he may then face a legal investigation, legal sources have advised DailyMail.com.

Some of the alleged crimes are first diploma felonies that carry a most 30-year jail sentence.

A-Rod, 45, may even have huge chunk of his $350million fortune seized if convicted of racketeering underneath the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the legal sources added.

The legendary slugger met Scurtis’ sister Cynthia in a Miami fitness center in 1999 and the couple wed in 2002. But they divorced in 2008 after allegations of affairs which he has constantly denied.

In a blistering introduction to the brand new submitting, Scurtis’ legal professionals write: ‘Defendant Alex Rodriguez, a former Yankees baseball participant, is a serial cheater and liar.

‘After dishonest on his spouse, Cynthia, and mendacity about his affairs, Alex Rodriguez then lied to and cheated his brother in legislation in their actual property partnership.’

It continues: ‘This case arises out of (Rodriguez’s) breaches of fiduciary obligation, breaches of contract, and unlawful and fraudulent sample of legal exercise.’

This allegedly included ’embezzlement, acquiring property by fraud, insurance coverage fraud, forgery, mail fraud and wire fraud,’ the submitting mentioned.

‘Through their racketeering, Rodriguez and his co-conspirators have triggered Scurtis many tens of millions of {dollars} in damages.’

A-Rod a movie star investor on ABC’s Shark Tank for 2 seasons arrange in enterprise with actual property professional Scurtis in 2003 in a partnership ‘achieved on a handshake’.

The star put in all the cash for a 95 % stake, based on their unique settlement. Scurtis was given 5 % due to his experience, plus a three % acquisition price on properties.

Their Miami-based enterprise whose working arm was known as Newport Property Ventures exploded. By 2008 the pair had been dealing with 5,000 residences and different items in a $1billion empire, based on court docket paperwork.

They focused areas ripe for redevelopment such as Miami’s Edgewater. It was noticed by Scurtis and is now dwelling to a few of the metropolis’s Most worthy actual property, the newest submitting mentioned.

The pair purchased up parcels of land for top rises and dubbed the world the ‘Promised Land’, added the doc.

JLo confirmed off her match determine in a little bikini and matching Christian Dior hat as she and her beau A-Rod loved the nice and cozy sunshine on the seaside collectively in Turks and Caicos Islands final week

In a blistering new submitting, Scurtis’ legal professionals write: ‘Defendant Alex Rodriguez, a former Yankees baseball participant, is a serial cheater and liar’

By 2006 they even caught the eye of super-investor Warren Buffett, now 90, the newest court docket submitting revealed.

They flew out to Omaha to satisfy the monetary guru for recommendation on their marketing strategy and had a six-hour assembly. He later wrote to them saying: ‘You are doing higher with your investments than I’m. In truth I can not consider a extra logical program than the one you might be following.’

But cracks began to look in the partnership after A-Rod was accused of an affair with a stripper in 2007, which he denied.

As properly as serving to to fracture his relationship with Cynthia, 47, ‘reviews of Rodriguez’s repeated infidelity started to have an effect on the enterprise’ mentioned the court docket submitting.

Scurtis confronted Rodriguez on a Boston enterprise journey and advised him to look him in the attention and inform him the reality. The slugger ‘appeared Scurtis in the attention and denied he had ever been untrue’.

The former relative claims that in 2005 A-Rod satisfied him to defer the three % acquisition charges he was due so the cash may stay as liquid money in the enterprise. He says that alone price him $8million.

He additionally claims Rodriguez later lower him off from huge earnings by taking his title off a few of the particular person LLC corporations they’d created for every venture with out his information.

It was after A-Rod’s 2008 divorce from psychology graduate Cynthia that Scurtis alleges he was fraudulently shoved out of the actual property empire and denied earnings.

The court docket doc mentioned: ‘Within months after the divorce submitting, a Rodriguez acolyte requested Scurtis to depart their actual property workplace, and Rodriguez’s co-conspirators assumed duty for its day-to-day operations.’

Cynthia alleged in her Miami court docket submitting that the wedding was ‘irretrievably damaged due to extra-marital affairs and different marital misconduct’. Pictured 2012 with their daughters

Lawyers for Scurtis say it was solely throughout investigations for the present case that they allegedly uncovered the claimed legal acts.

A-Rod took on Stuart Zook and childhood pal Jose Gomez earlier than Scurtis was mentioned to have been sidelined. Gomez is not listed as a named defendant in the civil case however is accused by Scurtis’ legal professionals in their descriptions of alleged crimes.

The attorneys write that ‘shortly and unbeknownst to Scurtis on the time, Rodriguez, Zook and Gomez had corrupted the enterprise and started to function by means of a sample of legal racketeering exercise.

‘They instantly applied two fraudulent schemes, which Scurtis solely realized of due to this litigation.’

The legal professionals allege the primary was a huge mortgage rip-off towards the previous Wachovia financial institution over a massive rental property in Tampa, Florida.

They say ‘this fraudulent and legal scheme’ put Scurtis in jeopardy of tens of millions of {dollars} as a result of he was nonetheless a guarantor.

The second was allegedly a scheme to revenue from 2008 Hurricane Ike, which devastated elements of Texas, Louisiana and Florida and triggered 113 deaths in the US.

It additionally destroyed tens of millions of {dollars} of the corporate’s property. Lawyers declare Zook ordered two units of accounts to be made one reflecting the precise injury and a second ‘inflated’ damages for insurance coverage functions.

A-Rod and J-Lo (pictured), who started courting in 2017, postponed their deliberate marriage ceremony in Italy final summer time reportedly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They purchased a $40million 10-bedroom waterfront dwelling on Miami’s unique Star Island final yr

But the corporate’s chief accountant blew the whistle to Rodriguez, says the brand new submitting. Yet the 14 time All Star participant allegedly helped cowl up the claimed double accounts. He ‘entered into a confidential settlement that included a confidentiality settlement’ and the accountant resigned.

In a earlier listening to, Judge Maria de Jesus Santovenia (pictured) dominated that punitive damages could be added to the grievance towards Rodriguez additional placing his fortune in peril if he loses

‘Rodriguez and his co-conspirators took benefit of the ensuing energy vacuum to take away checks on their very own misconduct,’ the legal doc states.

The legal professionals declare A-Rod and his ‘co-conspirators’ then ‘devised a scheme to deprive Scurtis of management of the final partnership entities that he alone managed.’

They add: ‘They created task paperwork that presupposed to switch Scurtis’ curiosity to NPAV (an entity that was in Rodriguez’s sole management)’.

The doc additionally claims Rodriguez and Zook embezzled actual property property from the partnership by promoting then to themselves at knockdown costs.

They are additionally accused in the legal papers of submitting false Ok-1 kinds with the IRS, which information every associate’s share of a partnership’s earnings.

Scurtis is suing A-Rod for $50million. And in a earlier listening to, Judge Maria de Jesus Santovenia dominated that punitive damages could be added to the grievance towards Rodriguez additional placing his fortune in peril if he loses.

The former New York Yankee has filed a counter declare to the Miami court docket, saying Scurtis took $1.4million out of the enterprise with out authorization in 2004 and 2005.

Lawyer Katherine Escovitz, who is appearing for Scurtis, mentioned: ‘Mr. Rodriguez will face a jury on August 2 to reply claims that he and his co-conspirators engaged in a sample of racketeering and embezzlement gravely damaging a respectable and profitable household actual property enterprise that Constantine Scurtis constructed by means of exhausting work and savvy funding choices.’

A-Rod and J-Lo, who started courting in 2017, postponed their deliberate marriage ceremony in Italy final summer time reportedly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They purchased a $40million 10-bedroom waterfront dwelling on Miami’s unique Star Island final yr.

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