Yillian Hernandez pleaded guilty last week in Miami federal court to an extortion charge. Prosecutors say she was part of a conspiracy that illegally brought more than 1,000 Cubans through Mexico to U.S. shores, including some baseball players.
Authorities say Martin paid the group $1.2 million after signing with the Rangers. The going rate for average Cubans was $10,000 apiece. Mexican drug cartels usually get a cut as well.
Sentencing for Hernandez is set for May 4 before U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard.
The leader of the group, Eliezer Lazo, was sentenced in November to 14 years behind bars.
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