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Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2011 5:18PM ; Updated: Tuesday September 27, 2011 5:19PM

DomRep official: Leo Nunez will not face charges

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Officials in the Dominican Republic say Leo Nunez will not face charges

He was investigated for using falsified documents to sign a pro baseball contract

According to a source, Nunez's real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and he is 29

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Marlins closer Leo Nunez will not face charges for using falsified documents.
Marlins closer Leo Nunez will not face charges for using falsified documents.
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez will not face charges for using false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.

Central Electoral Commission President Roberto Rosario on Tuesday urged any athlete in a similar situation to contact authorities and help identify whoever provides false documents.

Dominican authorities detained Hector Pena Diaz last week. He is suspected of falsifying Nunez's documents.

A person familiar with Nunez's immigration status told The Associated Press last week that his real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and that he is 29, a year older than listed in the team media guide.

Nunez is on Major League Baseball's restricted list.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 
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