Gilberto Suarez entered a guilty plea on Tuesday for his role in the illegal smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig. Suarez pleaded guilty to an alien smuggling conspiracy charge.   

The Associated Press reported the news (h/t’s Matt Snyder), and court documents showed that Suarez accepted a $2.5 million fee for his role as a financier in delivering Puig to the U.S. from Cuba in 2012.

Jesse Katz, who penned the remarkable story of Puig’s stateside arrival in April 2014 for Los Angeles Magazine, weighed in on Tuesday’s development involving Suarez:

Suarez, 40, must relinquish possession of his house, a condo, multiple guns and a Mercedes-Benz automobile. Those big purchases stem from money Suarez received as a percentage of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million Dodgers contract.

Puig has found tremendous success in his first two seasons with the Dodgers. He’s coming off his first All-Star selection in 2014 after hitting .296/.382/.480 with 16 home runs, 69 RBI and 11 stolen bases.

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