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Former MLB Player Indicted for Insider Trading

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A former pro baseball player and three associates were indicted today by a federal grand jury for insider trading charges, U.S. Attorney's Office.

A 44-count indictment against Doug DeCinces and three others with using information the former third baseman got from a high-ranking official at a medical device company to buy stock prior to the announcement of a tender offer from an international medical company, according to federal officials.

DeCinces, 60, of Laguna Beach, was a Major League Baseball payer from 1973 to 1987 who is currently the president and CEO of a real estate development firm in Irvine, federal officials state.

But Your Honor.....

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The story goes that a 75-year-old bank robber told federal judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis that he was too old and sick to serve a 15-year sentence.

"I ain't got that much time left," the elderly robber whined.

The tough, tobacco-chewing judge replied: "Well, just do the best you can."

Landis later became Major League Baseball's first commissioner on Jan. 12, 1921

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