Shohei Ohtani’s Former Interpreter Banned from Uber Eats Delivery Services

In a shocking turn of events, Ippei Mizuhara, the ex-interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani, has been prohibited from working as an Uber Eats driver. This decision came as a result of pending litigation against Mizuhara, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the food delivery app, Uber Eats.

Gabriela Condarco-Quesada stated that Mizuhara had been a loyal courier for Uber Eats for several years. However, due to the recent charges brought against him, he has been barred from accessing the platform. This development is a significant blow to Mizuhara, who now faces legal consequences for his actions.

The allegations against Mizuhara are grave, with reports suggesting that he embezzled a staggering amount of nearly $17 million from Shohei Ohtani. This money was allegedly used to settle extensive sports gambling debts that Mizuhara had accumulated over the years. The scheme involved impersonating Ohtani to financial institutions and exploiting their close relationship for personal gain.

In a plea agreement signed by Mizuhara on May 5, he agreed to repay Ohtani the stolen funds, amounting to almost $17 million, along with over $1 million to the IRS. The severity of the charges he faces is evident, with a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison for bank fraud and up to three years for false tax return charges.

This scandal has sent shockwaves through the sports community and serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of financial crimes. The repercussions of Mizuhara’s actions will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on his career and reputation, tarnishing his once-respected position as an interpreter for a renowned athlete like Shohei Ohtani.