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A-Rod's Cousin Yuri Sucart Faces Prison After Years of Doing the Ballplayer's Dirty Work

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The suit never materialized, and Sucart laid low through the Biogenesis carnage that led to a record suspension for his cousin. Keeping true to his longstanding refusal to talk to the media, he ignored multiple calls and several letters seeking comment.

And A-Rod didn't abandon Sucart. Recent court documents show Sucart living in a $399,000 Kendall house owned by Rodriguez.

But now, criminal charges mean big trouble for Sucart. In a sworn statement entered into his federal case Friday, Bosch has told prosecutors that a "majority" of the pro athletes he treated were recruited by Sucart and another codefendant. What's more, Bosch says Sucart was his partner in a company called Scores Sports Management, which would haul syringes of testosterone to the Dominican Republic to youth baseball farms with prospects between 12 and 17 years old. The kids would be doped up before a June draft with big signing bonuses on the line.

Not only does he face ten years in prison, but deportation also looms again. At a first appearance in Miami's federal courthouse, Sucart sat in his rumpled white T-shirt and glared at prosecutors while listening through a translating headset. The judge mentioned he might be transferred to Krome Detention Center because of his immigration situation. And while Bosch posted $100,000 bond — and continues to enjoy legal support from MLB, according to his attorney — Sucart couldn't afford the $50,000 to leave jail.

His family, meanwhile, just hopes he survives the ordeal. "My dad's a very sick man," Ashley Sucart writes in the online campaign to raise money for his defense. "Although he has only 35 percent of his heart working I've never met someone so giving and loving. Anyone who knows my dad can vouch and say he's always had good intentions in everything he does..." She continues with a line that seems aimed at A-Rod: "...so much so he is willing to take the heat for any one of his family members just so that they won't face any consequence."

Zachary Fagenson contributed to this story.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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