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Jose Tabata's Wife Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping, Faces Life In Prison

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Jose Tabata's wife, Amalia Tabata Pereira, has pled guilty to kidnapping a newborn, and she faces life in prison. 

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Prosecutors said Amalia Tabata-Pereira took the 2-month-old baby while posing as an immigration official. She had threatened the parents with deportation.

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Pereira had faked a pregnancy and presented the child to her husband, professional baseball player, as their own.

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Not much to add here - this story is weird, but it isn't particularly funny. Jose Tabata's solid play over the past year suggests this hasn't affected his play, and let's hope that continues to be the case. The real victims here are the child and her parents, of course, but Tabata thought he was a father when, in reality, the whole thing was a ruse. I wouldn't want to go through that.

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More details on this story here.

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