Alex Rodriguez is still dealing with legal woes and his latest battle includes some serious allegations.
According to the New York Post, Rodriguez is being accused of “racketeering and embezzlement” by his former brother-in-law, Constantine Scurtis.
Scurtis, whose sister Cynthia was married to the former Yankees slugger from 2002 to 2006, made the allegations in an amended complaint added to a lawsuit, claiming that the former Yankees slugger forced him out of a moneymaking real estate venture.
Scurtis’ lawyers cited text messages and letters to back Constantine’s claims and allege Rodriguez to have “first cheated on his wife and then cheated Mr. Scurtis out of the proceeds from their wildly profitable real-estate venture.”
Per Scurtis’ attorney, Katherine Eskovitz, “Mr. Rodriguez will face a jury on Aug. 2, 2021, to answer claims that he and his co-conspirators engaged in a pattern of racketeering and embezzlement.”
The new papers were filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Monday.
The two were already engaged in a legal battle after Scurtis filed a $50 million lawsuit against Rodriguez last summer. Rodriguez filed a countersuit denying his former brother-in-law’s allegations.