“After evaluating the new documents and information offered by Castillo during the interview, we found no evidence to link him to activities related to money laundering. We are closing the case initiated against him,” Rodríguez said in a statement.
The original target of the investigation, which included American agencies, was César Emilio Peralta. Peralta, known as “César the Abuser,” is suspected of running an operation and using others — including ballplayers like Castillo and Dotel — to hide his assets.
Earlier in August, former big-league players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo according to ESPN. Dotel, meanwhile, is still facing charges of illegal weapon possession stemming from his arrest. Dotel pitched for 13 teams across 15 seasons in the majors.
Castillo made three All-Star teams, hitting .290/.368/.351 with 1,889 hits. He was a two-time stolen-base king and won the 2003 World Series as a member of the Miami Marlins. His career earnings are estimated at million.
Dotel posted a 3.78 ERA in more than 950 innings. He too won a World Series, as part of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals. His career earnings are estimated at more than million.