Luis Rengifo reportedly in legal trouble in Venezuela, per Jeff Fletcher

Late Tuesday night, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reported that Luis Rengifo “has been charged with falsifying divorce documents and selling property without the consent of his ex-wife in his native Venezuela.” The information is based off reporting by a Bogotá-based reporter, Marcos Grunfeld.

Fletcher writes that “Rengifo’s father, sister and lawyer are currently being detained in Venezuela, according to the report…An arrest warrant was issued for Rengifo, but it is unclear if the authorities in Venezuela would request extradition.”

“Rengifo allegedly forged divorce documents in July 2019 and they were legalized in December 2020. Using those false documents, Rengifo’s father reportedly arranged for real estate and vehicles to be sold to Rengifo’s sister, without the consent of his wife, Alba Marina Gonzalez Pinto.”

It is unknown how these issues will affect the Angels going forward. José Rojas was scratched from Tuesday night’s Salt Lake Bees game.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Slow news day Fletcher?

It’s in Venezuela – the government and legal system there is a complete cluster fuck.

Charles Sutton
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11 days ago

With the level of corruption there, the main question is probably whether Rengifo can deliver enough money without getting busted under the money laundering laws.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Charles Sutton

Exactly. He clearly did not pay off the right officials.

Cowboy26
Super Member
11 days ago

Probably falsified his name and age and took the identity of someone else. God knows he’s been impersonating a ball player for some time now.

Whatever the Angels do , please don’t fight extradition. Justice must be served.

MarineLayer
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11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I completely agree. Justice delayed is justice denied.

Christianhanson
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11 days ago

my eyes have a warrant on him when I watch him hit

matthiasstephan
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11 days ago

Have you been watching him? He is the 3rd best batter on the team since his call up (behind only Adell and Walsh).

Time will tell, but hard to bash him right now.

Last edited 11 days ago by matthiasstephan
Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
11 days ago

I continue to say you’re using a small sample that means nothing. I can tell you he’s hitting .125 in his last two games. Is that too small? How about .182 in his last three games?

you’re now using an 8 game sample where he’s had 7 hits. We can see that he had a similar stretch, 6 hits in 6 games, June 17-23. He’s still hitting .180.

matthiasstephan
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10 days ago

I acknowledge it is a small sample. I say (again) – time will tell.

However, I see no value in using before and after the call up together to decide he is hitting badly. What is the value of the .180 you cite? Why is that necessarily a better indicator?

El_Duderino
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11 days ago

Rengifo swings at everything. He’s terrible.

He’s the only hitter I’ve seen this year strike out on 4 straight balls. That’s not easy to do.

Last edited 11 days ago by El_Duderino
Mia
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Mia
11 days ago

Oh the relief I felt when it wasn’t sexual assault.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

Friggin sucks that my brain was automatically like “I know it’s SA, just don’t be a minor.” like we’ll take what ever grace we can get at this point. Hurray for divorce fraud.

2002heaven
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11 days ago

Lenny Dykstra and Michael Avennatti both agree.

Twebur
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11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

And…..at least he didn’t kill anyone…….yet.

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